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Academy of Model Aeronautics Names Chad Budreau Executive Director

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) yesterday named Chad Budreau as its new Executive Director. Budreau has held this position on an interim basis since April...

Remembering Dave Mathewson AMA leader, member, and friend

It is with great sadness that I share the news of Dave Mathewson’s passing on Sunday, October 21. Dave was an ardent modeller, he loved the hobby, loved AMA,...

Drone Groupthink and the Short Bus Stakeholder

Are you people crazy? One thing that has become commonplace in what I will call “the integration routine.” The routine gets played every time the FAA needs to stall...

AMA announces UAS4STEM national competition winners

MUNCIE—On Saturday, August 18, middle and high school students from across the US competed in the UAS4STEM program’s national competition at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. The student teams...

Academy of Model Aeronautics searching for executive director

MUNCIE—The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is now accepting résumés for the position of executive director. The executive director will lead the drive to increase the visibility of AMA,...

Help the AMA protect 336

Some are petitioning Congress to eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336. This is a critical moment to let your elected representatives know the...

AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance

AMA’s number one priority is the safety of our nation’s skies. Through Section 336, AMA safely manages 200,000 members – as the organization has done for more than eighty...

AMA Statement on Federal Court of Appeals Ruling on the FAA...

MUNCIE, Ind. – Rich Hanson, President of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), today issued the following statement on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of...

AMA launches e-newsletter for helicopter and multirotor enthusiasts

This e-newsletter is focused specifically on model helicopter and multirotor enthusiasts and features content from Model Aviation magazine, as well as AMA’s other media outlets! Model Aviation Rotor Report is...

DJI And AMA Launch Joint Drone Safety And Training Program

DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aircraft systems, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation’s leading voice for aircraft modellers, are launching a joint program to...