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DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreation…

Photo by Jo Théophile from Pexels The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only …

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 The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.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