A new challenge faces model aviation
The efforts of the AMA’s Government Relation Team has been focused on safety in the airspace and the FAA’s effort to regulate the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Through a collaborative effort, the AMA has ensured the FAA of its priority of safety throughout the organization, with the implementation of AMA guidelines for recreational model aviation.
Today new challenges-centered on the public’s reasonable expectation of privacy and the use of UAS to infringe on that expectation-face recreational model aviation. This new focus on civil liberties and privacy issues relating to the use of domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the US will continue to be monitored by the AMA.