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AMA Partners With AirMap, Takes Flight

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AMA Partners With AirMap AMA Integrates AirMap Situational Awareness Platform for Drones The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation’s largest organization for model aircraft enthusiasts, has partnered with AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft. The AMA has a long history of safe, responsible flight and is dedicated to the advancement and safeguarding of model aircraft activities….

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Big Fight Over Little Airplanes

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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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Enforcement Needed For Airspace Safety

Enforcement Needed For Airspace SafetyAMA

Enforcement Needed For Airspace Safety Lates last week the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent out a member communication regarding the need for enforcement of airspace safety. You may have seen coverage of a hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday about emerging uses for UAS, as well as an FAA report released this week about drone airborne collisions. Some in Washington have responded to…

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AMA Launches Commercial Drone Insurance

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AMA Launches Commercial Drone Insurance For AMA Members The Academy of Model Aeronautics, the world’s largest model aviation association, has offered its members with liability insurance for recreational flying for over 40 years.  The AMA announced yesterday that it is officially serving the commercial drone community and pilots by offering commercial drone insurance benefits for those who fly for business. Now AMA…

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UAS4STEM Collegiate Drone Challenge

AMA and UAA Partner, Launch UAS4STEM Collegiate Drone ChallengeUAS4STEM

AMA and UAA Partner, Launch UAS4STEM Collegiate Drone Challenge The Academy of Model Aeronautics, the world’s largest model aircraft organization, and the University Aviation Association, the unifying voice for collegiate aviation education, partnered to launch the Collegiate Drone Challenge, UAS4STEM. The UAS4STEM Collegiate Challenge is designed for university students to learn, practice, and demonstrate professional UAS knowledge, mission planning, flight skills, data…

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky and What It Will Take Richard Hanson recently posted an interesting article on The Hill. In the article, Hanson discusses the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court. To refresh your memory the District Court ruled that the FAA’s registration requirement for recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) runs afoul of Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform…

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AMA Advocacy 2017

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AMA Advocacy 2017 The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent out a statement last week regarding the AMA’s recent involvement in Washington D.C. The email can be found below: It’s been a busy week for AMA in Washington, D.C., where the government affairs team has held multiple meetings with members of Congress and other industry stakeholders to discuss FAA reauthorization and…

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AMA Safety Code

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Aviation Safety/ AMA Safety Code The Education Team at the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent an email regarding aviation safety and the AMA safety code. The team reiterates the importance of safety while flying and discusses their involvement in promoting safe flight. According to the email, the AMA has had an impeccable safety record for over 81 years. The reason for this is due…

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