From an email from AMA:
Your Help is Needed! Support AMA’s Efforts to Protect Model Aviation! Are you passionate about model aviation? Do you share AMA’s belief that unnecessary and onerous Federal regulation will diminish this viable and meaningful recreational activity?
If your answer is, YES, then…
Go to modelaircraft.org/gov as soon as you can. There you’ll find:
• Background on what FAA intends to impose on aeromodeling.
• Understand the difference between commercial and recreational sUAS.
• What you can do to help.
• Resources to help you contact your Representatives and Senators in Congress.
• How to contact AMA’s Advocacy Team.
• Donate to our cause to defend your right to fly model aircraft without government oversight.
Click Here – Now is the time to let your voice be heard!
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All AMA members should review the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) detail located at:
From the document, “AMA President’s Perspective, Model Aviation, June 2009“:
The purpose of this ARC, as established in order number 1110.150, was to draft recommendations for the FAA to consider in developing a regulatory basis for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).
By definition, radio-controlled model airplanes are considered “aircraft” and the FAA has included model aviation in its effort to create new enabling regulation for sUAS. The ARC comprised roughly 20 members from throughout the sUAS community including representatives of the military, several commercial entities, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, and FAA Air Traffic.