Academy of Model Aeronautics

Your Membership Comes With All This.

Flying models is a safe activity. But sometimes accidents can happen involving people or property. Enjoy peace of mind flying by knowing the AMA has you covered. It would cost you $1,000 a year or more to buy this insurance on your own. And you’re covered whether you choose to fly at an AMA club field, park, backyard or wherever.

Member Insurance BenefitIf You Purchased It
$2.5 Million Liability Umbrella$400 or more a year
$25,000 Medical Coverage$600 or more a year
$1,000 Fire and Theft Coverage$30 or more a year
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AMA Stands Up For Your Interests and Right to Fly.

Our work with Congress helped establish the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, exempting recreational, unmanned aircraft from regulation. And the FAA now considers our National Model Aircraft Safety Code to be a legitimate means of operating recreational, unmanned aircraft in the national airspace.

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On-line library of 450 Model Aviation issues with 15,000 articles back to 1975.

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Learn to fly at our clubs

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Annual AMA Expo

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A membership in the Academy of Model Aeronautics covers you for whatever you fly and wherever you fly. And it doesn’t matter if you fly an airplane, helicopter, park flyer, multirotor, quadcopter, sUAS, FPV, DIY drone or even an aerial robot. Just join the AMA, fly for recreational fun and operate within the AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code1 and you’re good to take off.

Join the largest model aviation organization in the world!

Become a member now till October 31, 2016

(65 as of July 1st, 2016)

If you have been an AMA member within the last 5 years please CLICK HERE to renew your membership.
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Safety code compliance and waiver release of liability statement.

1 Flying model aircraft is a fun, safe, educational and rewarding activity. By accepting an AMA membership, I agree to comply with the AMA Safety Code for all applicable flying model aircraft operation. I am aware that model aircraft are sometimes involved in accidents. I exempt, waiver, and relieve the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Incorporated (AMA) from all current or future liability claims caused by negligence.

Note: This waiver means that if I am involved in any claim or suit I will not sue the AMA, Inc. I understand that this waiver does not affect my liability insurance coverage.

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All membership benefits begin on the day a properly completed form and correct dues payment is received at AMA Headquarters. If a magazine is included with the membership, it begins with the first issue available for the year after a correct current form and payment are received. Membership rates and insurance limits are those in effect at the time of printing. Actual cost of dues and amount of insurance coverage are subject to change. Any such changes will be noted at the time of membership processing so that they may be accepted or not.