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The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones

image public domain It’s time.  The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from …

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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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Hobbyist View: Court of Public Opinion – The Ongoing Fight t…

image: Public Domain, CC0 1.0 The drone community needs to stand together to help shape legislation – and public opinion. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. To a disturbingly large percentage of the population, the term “drone” …

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BREAKING NEWS: Rogue Drones – Major UK Airport Shuts Down af…

If the rogue drones flying around Gatwick Airport yesterday were merely out for fun, they chose a particularly bad time to break the rules.  During the holiday travel rush, flights were suspended, rerouted and delayed until 3 am Thursday local time at Gatwick Airport in England, due to reported sightings …

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When Do Things Change for Recreational Operators? The FAA Re…

H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, became Public Law No. 115- 254 on October 5, 2018.  The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336, which protected recreational drones from new regulations.  An aeronautical knowledge test and new requirements are in store for hobby flyers – but when will these …

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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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Tariffs with a Capital T: How the Trade War with China is Af…

image: Rolf H via Wikicommons The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. As drone racing season heats up, along with the weather in most parts of the U.S., pilots nationwide are getting their quads in shape for fun …

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