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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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.
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.
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]