New AMA Partnership Expands UAV Opportunities for College Students

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA), a collegiate organization dedicated to advancing aviation education and safety, have formed a new partnership to provide new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) opportunities for students.

The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaborative opportunities for college students to become involved in model aviation. This agreement also means that the organizations will provide increased visibility for each other through outreach and communications channels, according to the partners.

“The AMA is extremely proud to associate with NIFA and work to provide UAV activities for an organization that has developed an arena for collegiate aviation competition,” comments Bill Pritchett, AMA’s director of education.

NIFA was formed for the purposes of developing and advancing aviation education; promoting, encouraging and fostering safety in aviation; promoting and fostering communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, educational institutions and the aviation industry; and providing an arena for collegiate aviation competitions.

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