Know Before You Fly has announced more than 20 companies, associations and government organizations that have signed on to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign, spearheaded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Notably, says the campaign, Amazon has now joined the effort. Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, says Amazon “has long been a leader in promoting safe and responsible UAS use,” and the “commitment will ensure consumers who turn to Amazon to look for the latest in UAS technology will also learn where and how to fly.”
In November 2014, with support from AUVSI and AMA, Amazon launched the “Fly Responsibly Drone Store.” Thus, consumers who buy UAS from this store have access to Know Before You Fly information and guidelines.
The other newest additions to the Know Before You Fly campaign are as follows: Agribotix, the American Helicopter Society International Inc., ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS (Mississippi State University), Avion Solutions Inc., Aviation Systems Engineering Co., Bridge City Robotics, Buddy RC, Drone Universities, Eagle Eye Drone Service, EHang, FSX Chicago, GetFPV.com, Hobby Saver, Hover, the International Air Transport Association, the Matanuska-Susitna (Alaska) Borough Council and School District, the National Retail Hobby Stores Association, Parallax, SF Drone School, Seiclone Surveys, Tower Hobbies, the Toy Industry Association, and Traxxas.
Know Before You Fly says there are now more than 50 retailers, manufacturers and distributors of UAS, as well as organizations representing the manned aviation community, helping to promote the campaign.