WELCOME TO NEW ENGLAND AMA AEROMODELLING!
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New items added to the Website
For the new AMA Airborne 4/20/17 National News Video, click the Airborne image in the above slideshow. Also Check out the latest AMA Air Episode 23 (bottom of page) especially the interview with Mike Barbee talking about the National Association of Scale Modelers (NASA). They have a great program that will pay a club $500 to conduct a NASA event. More information is available at nasascale.org.
AMA Clubs may now upload their event ads by clicking on UPLOAD in the column to the right for instructions. For a complete listing and event details or by States only, use the EVENT drop-down menu. Events may then have links to club websites or facebook pages.
AMA District I and National News
Items of Interest
(Click on Recent Archived News)
New App Identifies Manned Aircraft
Within Your UAS Flight Area
It is recommended that pilots who fly at non-chartered flying sites, utilize FAA’s B4UFLY App or AirMap, on their mobile devices to identify restricted locations or those requiring permission. I acquired a new app called Plane Finder by Pinkfroot. While the other apps identify airports and no-fly areas, this app identifies and displays manned aircraft in real time within an adjustable range up to 100 miles from the user’s location. The app picks up Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast signals (ADS-B) from aircraft equipped with ADS-B transceivers. Read more >
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137,
Drone Advisory Committee Considers
Important Taskings -
On January 31, 2017, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) – a multi-stakeholder advisory group to the FAA for discussing three critical challenges to integration:
1. Defining the various roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments in regulating UAS and enforcing of UAS rules and laws.
2. Identifying the technological and regulatory mechanisms that will allow UAS operators to gain access to the airspace beyond what the agency currently permits under the 14 CFR part 107 (the Small UAS Rule).
3. Finding the mechanisms and resources to fund the expanded provision of services needed to support UAS integration. Read more>