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Drones for Good: Join the AMA Fly-A-Thon on Giving Tuesday, …

Here in the U.S.,  after “Black Friday,” the official start of the holiday shopping season, and the newer “Cyber Monday” comes “Giving Tuesday,” kicking off the charitable season.  This year, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Foundation is hosting a fly-a-thon, where participants can raise money for the educational and community-based …

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AMA Issues Statement on FAA Reauthorization: A “New Chapter”…

The AMA is putting the best face possible on the recently passed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.  While the AMA has …

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FAA Reauthorization: AMA Asks Members to Support Section 336…

As the deadline for FAA Reauthorization approaches – a deadline which looks increasingly unlikely to be met – the AMA is asking members to weigh in on Section 336 and remote ID and tracking requirements for drones.  In a video posted on the AMA’s Governement Relations blog, Interim Executive Director …

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AMA Asks Public “Not to Jump to Conclusions” About Helicopte…

By James from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (G-JNSH Robinson R22 Helicopter) [CC BY-SA 2.0] The crash touchdown of a Robinson Helicopter R22 in South Carolina final week, reportedly brought on by interference with a drone, has prompted the AMA to challenge an official assertion asking the general public not to soar to …

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This Week: AMA Expo East, Including Drones

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) will host the annual AMA Expo East this week.  This yr’s even presents loads of curiosity for drone operators.  The occasion, introduced by ReadyMadeRC.com,  might be held on the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey February 23 – 25. “The three-day expo will …

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AMA Releases Statement on Drone Collision Report

The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA), representing a big neighborhood of drone operators, has issued a  assertion on the lately launched National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the collision between a civilian (DJI Phantom) and a Black Hawk helicopter close to Staten Island, New York this September. The report – …

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Federal Appeals Court Finds Drone Registration Unlawful for …

In a shocking defeat for the FAA, a federal appeals courtroom has deemed the FAA’s drone registration program illegal because it applies to mannequin plane. (The ruling doesn’t influence Part 107, or registration for business drones.) The ruling is the results of a case introduced by John Taylor, a leisure drone …

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DJI and AMA Partner to Improve Education, Outreach and Reput…

Consumer drone big DJI and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined forces to launch a program that may promote secure and accountable drone operations. The intention of this new partnership is to encourage accountable flying, prepare public security officers to use drones successfully and elevate consciousness of the …

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Recreational Drones are Left Out of Amazon’s New Plan

News and Commentary.  Recreational drones – once the darling of drone headlines and drone manufacturers alike – may be taking a backseat to the commercial drone industry. When Paul Misener, vice president for global innovation policy and communications for Amazon,  gave a keynote address at the InterDrone 2016 conference in …

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