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AMA’s California Expo to Feature Drone Camp, Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is rolling out the 19th annual AMA Expo West, presented by ReadyMadeRC.com, on Jan. 6-8. Taking place at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif., the three-day event will offer participants the opportunity to [Read More]

From Hobby to Commercial: AMA Forms Partnership for Part 107 Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), which serves approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is now offering Part 107 remote pilot test preparation through UAV Ground School (UAVGS). Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation [Read More]

AMA Bringing Drones Center Stage at Park & Rec Conference

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says it will be attending the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference in St. Louis to discuss drone safety, as well as how AMA can partner with park and recreation professionals to create [Read More]

AMA Crowns Winners of UAS4STEM National Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

On Saturday, Aug. 20, middle and high school students from across the U.S. competed in the UAS4STEM program’s first national competition, held at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Ind. The teams built their own drones and competed in various [Read More]

AMA Delves Through FAA Drone-Sighting Data: Numbers Down This Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2016

According to its most recent analysis on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) data on possible drone sightings by manned aircraft pilots, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has reported a month-over-month drop in the statistics since last August. AMA’s analysis [Read More]

AMA Offers New Resource for sUAS Hobbyists

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has created a new website dedicated to assisting small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) hobbyists with learning to fly and operating safely. According to AMA, the resource, available here, helps users learn how and where [Read More]

AMA Offers New Advice on Registering UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newly announced requirement for recreational unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators to register before flying, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) suggested its members hold off on doing so until being advised further by AMA [Read More]

AMA Gains Official FPV Racing Special Interest Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2015

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 [Read More]