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ALERT: Section 336 Is Under Attack

Section 336 Is Under AttackRotor Drone

Section 336 Is Under Attack.. Here Is What You Need To Know Rotor Drone reports that efforts are being made to repeal Section 336, known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”. Section 336 is the reason why today’s drone pilots and generations of model-aircraft fliers have been able to fly without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s license, equipage…

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AMA Safety Code and Safety Handbook

AMA Safety Code and Safety HandbookAMA

AMA Safety Code and Safety Handbook Yes, we have a new AMA Safety Code, but not really. So why the change? If you read through it, you will find the Safety Code still institutes the same safety principles that have kept our hobby safe for decades. However, it is now much shorter and more succinct than the old Safety Code, and…

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AMA: Act Now Protect The Hobby

Act Now Protect The HobbyAMA

Act Now Protect The Hobby The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) needs your help to protect Section 336 and the future of our hobby. Cliff Whitney, the owner, and founder of Atlanta Hobby, UAV Experts, UAV Expert News,  and UAV Ground School, has written the representatives for the State of Georgia a letter, please consider doing the same for your state….

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Regulating An Industry Out of Existence 

Regulating An Industry Out of ExistenceJomar on Unsplash

Regulating An Industry Out of Existence Senator Johnny Isakson, Senator David Perdue, Congressman Rob Woodall, First and foremost my family appreciates all you do to represent us in the great state of Georgia. Congressman Woodall, you have personally been to my shop in Cumming, GA, and have seen what we are accomplishing in the technology and education arenas. Today, I am writing…

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AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance

AMA Response to Commercial Drone AllianceDiana Macesanu

AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has responded to the Commercial Drone Alliance’s call for a repeal of Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which currently prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration from regulating qualifying model aircraft. AMA’s number one priority is the safety of our nation’s skies. Through Section 336, AMA…

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Big Fight Over Little Airplanes

A Big Fight Over Little AirplanesFlickr CC BY-SA 2.0

A Big Fight Over Little Airplanes Popular Science reports on the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) heading to Washington D.C. It is supposed to be about fun, one man told the assembled journalists this morning, as we sat in a conference room facing K Street in Washington, D.C. They gathered us here to set the stage before they went off to battle…

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Hobbico Files For Bankruptcy – The Reason Why

Hobbico Files For BankruptcyHobbico

Hobbico Files For Bankruptcy – The Real Reason Behind The Decision Let me start off by saying that our sister company, AtlantaHobby.com has done business with Hobbico for many years. The RC community, while small, is a very tightknit industry. The Hobbico team are close friends of ours, and like most friends do, we support them. You may have heard…

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