The AMA and All Controlled Recreational Flyers Need Your Help
At the end of the first week of October the FAA unexpectedly informed the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) that, contrary to earlier commitments to AMA, the agency is planning to limit all recreational model aircraft operations to 400 feet in controlled airspace – with no exceptions. Additionally, the FAA is proposing restrictions in uncontrolled airspace to altitudes that could present safety issues as well as limit some model aircraft operations altogether. This would eliminate large and historically safe segments of model aviation (jets, sailplanes, pattern competition, etc).
Model rocketry is NOT affected by this but we are all in this together to protect our right to fly and enjoy our models in the National Air System (NAS). Below is the Call To Action request from the AMA to help curb government overreach. Using the form to contact your elected representatives only takes a few minutes. It will help all of us in the long run. To have the maximum impact on this proposed policy please share this message with your friends, family, and fellow club members who love to fly in the NAS or support the freedom of future generations of STEM students the opportunity to do so.