Registration Expected to Return This Month

08 Nov 2017 7:54 PM | Andrew (Administrator)

It is very likely Congress will pass and the President will sign into law the National Defense Authorization Act that will reverse the John Taylor case. This bill will again require that model aviation pilots, including AMA members, to register and label their aircraft with the FAA. Members who fly exclusively indoors, CL, FF, and/or models under .55 pounds will not be required to register. If a member previously registered with the FAA, they are not required to register again. Congress is hoping to hand this bill to the President for a signature before Thanksgiving.

    AMA believes registration makes sense at some level, but maintains that the criteria and thresholds needs revised. We also are advocating that members should be able to use their AMA number/membership as an alternative to the registration requirement. With that being said, we ask members to comply with the FAA registration rule once it is in effect while we work through these issues.



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