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UAS Registration Kicks Off; AMA Tells Members to Wait

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Dec 22, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Web-based registration system for small, recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) went live yesterday, but the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is advising its members not to register just yet. In a blog, AMA says its [Read More]

Amazon Now One of More Than 50 ‘Know Before You Fly’ Supporters

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Dec 17, 2015

Know Before You Fly has announced more than 20 companies, associations and government organizations that have signed on to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign, spearheaded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of [Read More]

AMA Gains Official FPV Racing Special Interest Group

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Nov 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]

AMA: Federal Registration Would be ‘Unjustified Burden’ for Model Aircraft

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Nov 25, 2015

Following the release of the recommendations for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone registration initiative, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says it is holding strong to its opinion that the suggestions, as written, would make registration an unnecessary and [Read More]

The State of Alaska Joins ‘Know Before You Fly’ UAS Safety Campaign

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Nov 04, 2015

The state of Alaska is the newest supporter of the Know Before You Fly campaign, an initiative to promote the safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Alaska joins 25 other supporters of Know Before You Fly, including [Read More]

Legislators & Industry Stakeholders Mull Unmanned Aircraft Safety

Betsy Lillian on Oct 08, 2015

At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a “tombstone mentality”: We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.

AMA: FAA ‘Close Call’ Drone Report is More Than Meets the Eye

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Sep 15, 2015

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has taken a closer look at the agency’s recently reported data concerning reports of drone activity near manned aircraft in the U.S.

AMA: Fox News Drone Segment ‘Grossly Misrepresented’ Model Aviation

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on Feb 10, 2015

Calling it a ‘poor example to those new to model aviation,’ the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has spoken out about a recent Fox News segment on drones. During a Feb. 4 show, AMA explains, an ‘uncontrolled’ quadcopter was operated [Read More]