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DJI Mates with AMA for New sUAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

DJI and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) are jointly launching a new program that they say will help promote the safe and responsible use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). DJI and AMA plan to develop and promote a [Read More]

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]

AMA, Fly Robotics Launch UAS Training for Public Safety Officers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ (AMA) education department, in conjunction with Fly Robotics, has released a hands-on training course designed for public safety officers looking to implement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to AMA, the course will provide officers the [Read More]

AMA Launches More Commercial UAS Pilot Test Prep

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ (AMA) education department, in conjunction with Fly Robotics, is releasing a Part 107 preparatory course for future remote pilots. According to AMA, the online training course will provide potential commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots [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]

FAA to AMA: Yes, You Can Fly Over 400 Feet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has “recognized AMA’s role as a community-based organization” and thus confirmed that model aircraft are permitted to fly higher than 400 feet in altitude as long as the [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]

‘Know Before You Fly’ Lays out Site-Traffic Stats Since December 2014 Launch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2016

The Know Before You Fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign says more than 500,000 unique users have visited its website since the program’s launch in December 2014. With a goal of spreading awareness about the safe and responsible use [Read More]