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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 The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.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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U.S. Senate Passes H.R. 302, FAA Reauthorization Today

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 302 the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 by a 93-6 vote.  The Act provides funding for the FAA for the next 5 years – and makes major changes to drone regulations. The Senate vote will move the Act on to be signed by President Trump.  …

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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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FAA Pushes for Repeal of Section 336 and More Authority Over…

FAA Deputy Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials, Angela Stubblefield The U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Committee held a Counter UAS Issues Roundtable Discussion yesterday – and the difficulty of regulation for leisure operators was a central theme. The argument over Section 336 – the half of the regulation that …

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Disaster Recovery and Drones: House Makes Another Try at Lon…

The US House of Representatives has launched one other attempt at a long run FAA Reauthorization Act.  With the clock now ticking till the present extension of an extension of an extension runs out at the tip of September, the drone business is ready to see what Congress can agree …

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