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July 17, 2021

What? There's An RC Flying Field at AirVenture 2021???

RC Field Will Be Open 7-9:30 P.M. On Monday, July 26, Through Saturday, July 31

AirVenture attendees who are looking to do some RC flying while at the event can do so at EAA’s RC Flying Field located on the south portion of the Pioneer Airport runway. The field, sponsored by Horizon Hobby, is available to AirVenture attendees who bring their own models. The Academy of Aeronautics (AMA) will be on site coordinating the flying and Horizon Hobby will be demonstrating various models each evening. The field will be open 7-9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26, through Saturday, July 31.

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AMA Offers Initial Comments on Draft AC 91-57C

This Recognition Also Gives AMA A Stronger Voice Regarding Future Regulations

The FAA recently released Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C, which will soon replace the current version, AC 91-57B. The updates to the new AC are centered around the recognition of community-based organizations (CBOs), a process that AMA worked with Congress to establish in 2018. The organization explains that this CBO recognition will allow AMA to continue safely managing the recreational model aircraft community, something AMA has done for more than eight decades. This recognition also gives AMA a stronger voice regarding future regulations, requiring the FAA to consult our community when updating model aircraft operational parameters.

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