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Friday, April 13, 2018

Dear members,

 

We need your help.

 

There is talk that the next reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration will eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336 – which has allowed AMA to manage our members and fly safely and responsibly, as we have for over 80 years. Losing the Special Rule would be a devastating blow to our hobby.

 

Please click here to send a letter to your elected representatives in support of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.

 

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 – long before the recent advent of drones. 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.

 

We need your help to demonstrate the value of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft not only for our community, but everyone. Please make your voices heard by contacting your elected representatives today.

 

Sincerely,

AMA Government Relations

 

P.S. When you've finished sending the letter, you will also have an opportunity to call your representatives. We encourage you to take the time for this as well. Thank you.



Attention BARKS Members

From AMA Government Relations.  As of 12/12/2017, President Trump has signed a bill making UAS (most model aircraft) registration a federal requirement again, including for AMA members. For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the AMA federal registration page here....



Flight safety issues occurred during this past summer which the BARKS officers have addressed by imposing new flight restrictions on all model aircraft.  A copy has been attached to each of the three field shelters and it is also available on the BARKS website by clicking Club Info\Documents\BARKS Rules and Regulations\BARKS Flight Patterns.  These new regulations are effective immediately.



The following rule remains in effect indefinitely:
Models with internal combustion engines are not to be flown before 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings
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