Since its founding in 1936, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has served as the collective voice for our 200,000 members across the country. The government affairs team works to represent your interests on legislative and regulatory issues at the local, state, and federal level that could have a potentially negative impact on our longstanding hobby of flying model aircraft.
AMA's government affairs team continues to represent our members and the interests of our hobby in as many local municipalities and states as possible. In order to reach even more people and amplify the message on education and safety, we need your help. Our team has created the Government Relations Advocacy Toolkit to empower our members to help tell their story. This toolkit will provide you with the resources you need to meet with elected officials, submit an opinion piece to your local newspaper and more.
The documents and links below were referenced in the toolkit and contain guidance that will assist you with your outreach. If there is legislation in your area that is hindering your participation in our hobby, please contact us.
USA Today, Senate FAA Bill Keeps Drone Policy in Federal Hands
WLFI, Citizen's Drone Spots Missing Teacher, Now Sheriff's Office Wants One
sUAS News, Officials Search for 3 Days, Drone Finds Missing Man After 20 Minutes
The New York Times, New York City's Firefighting Arsenal Will Soon Include Drones
Tech Times, How This Solar Flare May Have Disrupted Your GPS Signals
Cornell Chronicle, Solar Flares Cause GPS Failures, Possibly Devastating for Jets and Distress Calls
Popular Mechanics, FAA warns of Mysterious, Planned GPS Outage in the Desert
The Washington Post, Drones and Laws of General Applicability