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The Academy of Model Aeronautics, A Gilded Trough of Advocacy?

The AMA has spent a literal boatload of money lobbying on behalf of their membership with relatively little (being charitable) to show for wins.

AMA – Remote ID

The FAA released the long-awaited proposed rule on UAS remote identification on December 26. While the proposal includes some elements that we advocated for, there are several...

FAA – Mandatory Briefing Item: Pro-Duty Brief – Operational Personnel Sec...

A memo dated the 10th of May and for release on the 16th has started doing the rounds on social media. It looks like private flying of...

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...