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Hobbyists Exempt from Nevada UAS Tax

Hobbyists Exempt from Nevada UAS Tax

Hobbyists Exempt from Nevada UAS Tax The Academy of Model Aeronautics would like to thank our members for helping communicate our opposition to the proposed UAS tax in Nevada. Due to our combined efforts, a hobbyist amendment has been created which will make all hobby aircraft exempt from this tax. In addition to our communications, several AMA members wrote and…

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AMA To Offer UAVGS To Its Members

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Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Now Offering 107 Remote Pilot Test Preparation Through UAV Ground School Program Offers 195,000 AMA Members, Preparation For FAA Part 107 UAV Commercial Knowledge Exam Source: UAV Ground School (ATLANTA, GA) — The Academy of Model Aeronautics serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the US and Puerto Rico….

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AMA appointed to a high-level advisory

AMA appointed to a high-level advisory committee/team

AMA appointed to a high-level advisory committee/team Article Source: AMA Government Relations Blog We are excited to share that AMA has been appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director, will represent the AMA as he joins a small group of executive level stakeholders from across the aviation industry to discuss UAS…

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America’s drone problem may not be as bad

A new report suggest that drones are being more careful to respect the space of other aircraft.

Why America’s drone problem may not be as bad as everyone thinks Article Source: Matt McFarland via The Washington Post Photo Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters A new report suggests that drone pilots are now flying more responsibly amid heightened public concerns over the dangers of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The Academy of Model Aeronautics analyzed FAA data and found that even as drone sales…

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Drone sales soaring, sightings appear to decline

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Drone sales soaring, sightings appear to be on the decline  Executive Summary Article Source: AMA An Analysis of the FAA’s March 2016 UAS Sightings While drone sales are soaring, sightings appear to be on the decline. New data continues to show very few near misses, objects other than drones and people possibly flying responsibly. On March 25, 2016, the Federal…

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Congressional Process Stalls

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Congressional Process Stalls Article and Image Source: AMA Government Relations Blog Congress is in the process of updating Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) goals and authority, which includes regulations on model aircraft.  To accomplish this task, the Senate and House must separately draft and pass their version of FAA’s reauthorization bill.  The two bills then go to a conference committee to…

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Aviation Museum Receives Piece of History

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National Model Aviation Museum Receives Piece of History SpaceShipOne RC test model currently on display MUNCIE, Ind. – The National Model Aviation Museum is thrilled to announce its exhibit of the SpaceShipOne RC test model. This piece of aerospace history is significant because it proved the viability of an experimental, nongovernment-funded concept and was flown in front of pilots who…

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New sUAS Website Available for Hobbyists

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New sUAS website now available AMA completes sUAS website to assist sUAS hobbyists with learning to fly and operate safely MUNCIE, IN – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is proud to announce a new resource available for all sUAS users.  If you’ve recently purchased a drone, this website will help you understand WHAT to Know Before You Fly: suas.modelaircraft.org. “The AMA’s sUAS program…

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