Government Relations Update

29 Sep 2017 9:17 PM | Andrew (Administrator)

Government Relations Update, September 29, 2017

It’s been another busy few weeks for the AMA Government Relations team in Washington, D.C. and across the country.

    Last week, the team attended Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) meetings in Washington to help shape recommendations on the role of state and local government in the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

    In addition, as a part of AMA’s involvement in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), we participated in meetings to discuss remote identification and tracking of UAS. Also this week, AMA President Rich Hanson spoke at Aviation Safety Week events across Virginia, where he discussed the importance of integrating UAS into the skies surrounding airports. We encourage you to read more about one of the events here!

    At the local level, the team helped AMA members in California, New Jersey and Nebraska fight potentially harmful legislation. We also spoke with numerous community leaders across the country about new flying fields and possible partnerships with AMA.

    Lastly, our team attended the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, where AMA shared information on flying model aircraft safely. We also discussed this topic in a recent episode of the OpenSpace podcast. Click here to check it out!

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