AMA Gains Official FPV Racing Special Interest Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2015 No Comments
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The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), led by its executive council, has officially welcomed its newest special interest group (SIG), MultiGP, also known as Multirotor Grand Prix, to represent the first-person-view racing community.

According to AMA, as FPV racing has exploded in popularity in the last few years, many AMA members have embraced it, and several new model aviation pilots have joined the community because of their interest in FPV racing.

MultiGP joins 23 other SIGs recognized by AMA; each represents a different discipline of the model flying community. As a SIG, MultiGP has agreed to manage the communications, development, competition and continued safety efforts of the FPV racing community.

MultiGP was founded by Chris Thomas to unite fellow FPV racing enthusiasts in an easy-to-use social platform in which they can host competition-based tournaments, free-fly gatherings and casual events. The MultiGP team has developed a platform to produce worldwide FPV racing events with high pilot satisfaction because the system takes much of the burden off of the event organizer, according to AMA.

“The AMA is proud to work with MultiGP,” states Bob Brown, president of AMA. “FPV racing is a fun and exciting type of model flying activity and one that can enhance our community and the hobby.”

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