AMA Congratulates FAA On Implementation Of The Small UAS Rule | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--12.09.19

Airborne UnManned--12.10.19

Airborne Unlimited--12.11.19

AMA Drone Report--12.12.19

Airborne Unlimited--12.13.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--12.09.19

Airborne UnManned--12.10.19

Airborne Unlimited--12.11.19

AMA Drone Report--12.12.19

Airborne Unlimited--12.13.19

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

AMA Congratulates FAA On Implementation Of The Small UAS Rule

Mathewson Says Rule 'Resolves Many Uncertainties' For Model Aircraft Pilots

In a statement released to the media, Dave Mathewson, executive director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), which is the world’s largest community-based organization whose members fly model aircraft for recreational and educational purposes, congratulated the FAA on its implementation of the Small UAS Rule, officially known as Part 107.

“We would like to congratulate the FAA on the implementation of the small UAS rule. The rule resolves many uncertainties in the law and creates an enhanced regulatory framework for civil and commercial UAS operations," Mathewson said in the statment. "While our members fly for recreational and educational purposes, we’re excited about the applications and benefits of commercial UAS and how the rule advances the next frontier in aviation.
 
“We are also pleased that the implementation of the small UAS rule codifies parts of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, which helps to preserve an important exemption for all AMA members from additional regulation. The Special Rule for Model Aircraft was passed by Congress in 2012 and allows community-based organizations, such as AMA, to lead risk mitigation and the development of appropriate safety guidelines for the operation of model aircraft and the personal use of unmanned aerial devices.
 
“For more than 80 years, AMA has managed the hobbyist community by providing robust safety guidelines and training programs to our members. As new aviation technologies and modeling disciplines emerge, we continue to evolve our programming for our more than 190,000 members around the country. Thanks to our well-established educational programs and community-based safety guidelines, our members have a strong safety record.
 
“In the coming months, we will continue to encourage Congress to strengthen and improve the Special Rule for Model Aircraft in the next FAA reauthorization bill, which will enable us to further protect our hobby of flying model aircraft. We also look forward to working with policymakers and industry partners in expanding our outreach programs such as the Know Before You Fly campaign aimed at teaching new flyers how to fly safely and responsibly.”

(Source: AMA news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.modelaircraft.org

Advertisement

More News

Garmin Announces Approval Of Diversity Transponders

GTX 335D And GTX 345D Approved By FAA, EASA And TCCA Garmin has received FAA STC approval, in conjunction with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Avi>[...]

Airborne 12.11.19: Granley's Airshow Record, Global Spitfire, AirVenture

Also: Tuskegee Airman's 100th, Blue Angels Update, Piper Aircraft, SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test Walking the floor of the International Council Of Airshows convention is fun stuff...>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.12.19: A.I. Robotic Racing, Drones v Dogs, Dronestrike Claim

Also: Recreational Drone Flying Aeronautical Test, Drone Poll, OSU Drone Project, AF Academy UAS Center Lockheed Martin and The Drone Racing League have announced the winning Alpha>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.10.19: EHang In-City Demo, ISO Standards, DroneStrike?

Also: Drone Aviation-ComSovereign, Public Safety UAS Training, Disaster Management, NCDOT Drone Program EHang has announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli C>[...]

Airborne 12.13.19: Snowbirds AirVenture-Bound, DeLand Showcase 2020, ePlane Flt

Also: First Modified Osprey, Sunken F4F Wildcat Found, Rebuilding Monmouth IL Airport, Boeing Fine The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will make AirVenture a part of its 50th year perfor>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC