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LAANC Available to Recreational UAS Users

On July 23, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system was made available to AMA recreational remote  pilots and not just Part 107 

commercial users.  AMA members who may want to fly at locations near airports in controlled airspace can now use the LAANC system to seek authorization to do so through three FAA service providers, Airmap, Kittyhawk, and UASidekick. AMA will be providing a LAANC instructional video for members soon. In the meantime, you may want to view the following three YouTube videos on LAANC and how to use the systems. 

                           More on LAANC click AMA Blog > 

AirMap, an FAA-approved LAANC UAS Service Supplier, offers for free its AirMap for Drones app to recreational users. Both AirMap and Kittyhawk will ask users whether they are seeking commercial (Part 107) or recreational (Section 44809) LAANC authorizations to direct their requests accordingly. LAANC updates from the FAA can be found here.

 My Washington "Hill Day" Report 

The AMA “Hill Day", June 25, 2019, afforded AMA’s Government Affairs team and Executive-Council members an opportunity to engage in a morning of roundtable discussions with key UAS stakeholders and an afternoon of meetings with congressional legislators and senior staff...Click to read the column >

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^ AMA Government Relations Update 8/1/19

Government Affairs Director, Tyler Dobbs, sat down with Matt Ruddick to give an update on his recent trip to Capitol Hill and what’s coming on the horizon for the AMA’s lobbying efforts.

^ AMA Gov. Relations Update July 1st, 2019

Tyler Dobbs talks about where we stand on Low Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability (LAANC), letters of agreement for clubs, and what we know and when to expect more changes

Learn about UAS Remote ID & its Status. 


AMA members should keep in mind that the regulatory process to implement remote ID for UAS may take a few years and for low risk model-aircraft not capable of flights beyond visual line of sight it probably will not require any onboard transponder but a simple APP to report flight operationas at a              Click Image ^                designated location. 

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Youth Forum District Officers and Members answer all AMA Youth Member aeromodelling questions.
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This AMA safety handbook is a compilation of AMA's most important safety documents and programs for safe model aircraft operations. It provides an easy location to find pertinent safety information, and can be

valuable tool for club officers, contest directors, event managers, and others.

This student flight training manual was created for the Tuscarora Radio Controlled Aircraft Flying Club, and written by Ed Pollack. It is a great example of a club that has assembled their knowledge to introduce beginners to R/C flight andafe operation!

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