New sUAS Website Now Available for Hobbyists

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AMA completes sUAS website to assist sUAS hobbyists with learning to fly and operate safely

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“The AMA’s sUAS program website is an important tool for keeping our fun and educational hobby safe for everyone."

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is proud to announce a new resource available for all sUAS users. The website helps the new drone pilot understand WHAT to Know Before You Fly: suas.modelaircraft.org.

“The AMA’s sUAS program website is an important tool for keeping our fun and educational hobby safe for everyone,” said Bill Pritchett, AMA’s education director. “We will share up-to-date information as the AMA, in agreement with the FAA, continues to establish appropriate safety guidelines for emergent technologies, like drones, and novel facets of aero-modeling activity. In order to promote safety, all this information is available to the general public for free on our website.”

This new resource will help everyone:

  • Learn how and where to safely operate a drone
  • View a detailed map of the United States showing thousands of flying locations (including AMA clubs)
  • Make FAA registration easier, and
  • Share personal drone zone stories and experiences.

The user is now the Pilot in Command – take charge of being informed! Visit suas.modelaircraft.org to get started.

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The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936, continues to be devoted to national airspace safety. It serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 187,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is a membership organization representing those who fly model aircraft for recreation and educational purposes. For more information, visit http://www.modelaircraft.org.

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