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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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Light in the house for Model Aircraft pilots

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Some light in the house for Model Aircraft pilots Special Rule for Model Aircraft Looks Favorable in the House The FAA Modernization and Reform Act with the Special Rule for Model Aircraft was passed into law in 2012, but this year the act is up for renewal. Since last year we have been active on the Hill making our case…

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Special Rule for Model Aircraft into law

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Making enhancements to the Special Rule for Model Aircraft into law The AMA began its work to pass the Special Rule for Model Aircraft years before it was passed into law in 2012. Countless negations, revisions, and eventually mobilizing our membership to write Congress resulted in this special rule becoming law. The Special Rule for Model Aircraft was intended to…

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Flight Evolved

Droning On: Flight Evolved launches as commercial drone operator   Two Hamilton residents have launched a business flying a commercial drone for thermal and visual inspection, and 3D imaging and mapping. Jordan Rising is a commercial helicopter pilot and flies the drone while business partner and brother-in-law David Ilgenfritz operates the camera and markets the business. “The drone industry is…

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