Protect Model Aviation – YOUR HOBBY


Some are petitioning Congress to eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336. Section 336 has allowed AMA to manage our members and fly safely and responsibly, as we have for over 82 years. Without Section 336, members would be required to take an FAA in person 60 question aeronautical test, pay for an FAA remote pilot license, and face other unnecessary restrictions. Losing the Special Rule would be a devastating blow to our hobby.

This is a critical moment to let your elected representatives know the importance of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and the role of community-based organizations such as AMA.

Our community has operated safely for decades.  Model aviation has played a critical role in the innovations of new technology and encouraging young people to pursue an interest in science and technology fields. More than that, this long-standing hobby has been passed down from generation to generation and is a tradition for many American families.

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  1. Ahh yes. Let’s help the AMA defend us against the blunders of……..the AMA! The AMA definition of a model airplane is a line of sight, non-autonomous vehicle. How the AMA ever thought it could successfully regulate drone use is beyond me. For every drone user who follows the line of sight rules, there are multitudes who do not and certainly do even know about the AMA.

    The only conclusion I can make is the AMA saw an exploding industry and figured their membership dues would increase dramatically with drone operators. There is obviously a big future for drones but their capabilities never could nor ever will be regulated by the AMA that was simply an advocacy organization that represented line of sight model aircraft. Now, model aircraft users have been included into the FAA UAV category because of a blurring of the lines generated by the AMA.

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