AMA Bringing Drones Center Stage at Park & Rec Conference

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 flying sites in their communities.

The four-day event, held Oct. 5-8, brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and suppliers for a trade show, which will include nearly 400 exhibitors, says AMA.

Bill Pritchett, AMA’s director of education, will present “Drones in the Park, a Threat or Opportunity?”

Included in his presentation will be a discussion on the difference between commercial drone activity and model drone activity; how local drone issues can be solved by creating safe, legal places to fly; and why attendees should consider model flying in their parks. The benefits of model aviation – along with how to navigate through the process of making a flying site a reality – will also be presented.


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