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DRONELIFE Exclusive: The AMA Speaks Out About New Drone Regu…

The Academy of Model Aeronautics, the largest and most powerful community-based organization (CBO) advocating for recreational flyers, is fielding a lot of calls these days.  Since the FAA announced the enactment of new rules resulting from the repeal of Section 336, there’s been a lot of confusion, misinformation, and argument in …

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AMA and Consumer Technology Association Lead First Stakehold…

Photo by Pok Rie from Pexels The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) have joined forces to take a leadership position on recreational drone regulations. Recently, the AMA spoke out against the concept of subjecting recreational and commercial drones to the same regulations.  This week, …

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AMA: Model Aviation Presents No New Risk, Should Not be Subj…

It’s a tough topic for the drone industry – should recreational flyers be held to the same rules that commercial pilots must follow?  The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA) doesn’t think so.  In comment to the “UAS Safe and Secure” Announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) the AMA has released …

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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 The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.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…

[ad_1] 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 …

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This Week: AMA Expo East, Including Drones

[ad_1] 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 …

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AMA Releases Statement on Drone Collision Report

[ad_1] 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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