The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is adding small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) education to its AMA Flight School online learning center by partnering with Fly Robotics.
According to AMA, Fly Robotics will be an integral piece of AMA Flight School by serving as the sUAS online course and regional flight school provider. Additionally, Fly Robotics has provided basic safety and introductory sUAS content for anyone interested in learning more about drones.
Fly Robotics is a veteran-owned business with a portfolio of UAS experience and instruction, as well as multiple Department of Defense-certified flight instructors.
Separately, AMA has launched a new awareness and education campaign designed to help increase model flying in parks and other programs, such as Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR).
As part of the campaign, AMA has published a microsite designed to help park directors and others learn about model aircraft flying. The site contains success stories and frequently asked questions about parks and recreation and MWR.
AMA advocates for maintaining small UAS and model aircraft in separate categories in terms of regulation.
In December, AMA, along with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Small UAV Coalition, joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in launching the Know Before You Fly safety campaign.