About the Campaign

Know Before You Fly is an education campaign organized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Their shared goal is to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones.

As excitement and enthusiasm builds around drones, and the regulatory framework continues to take shape, businesses and consumers alike are looking to buy drones for commercial and personal uses. These prospective operators want to fly, and fly safely. But many don’t realize that just because you can easily and quickly buy drones, it doesn’t mean you can fly it anywhere or for any purpose. Know Before You Fly provides prospective users with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly.

For more information, please visit https://knowbeforeyoufly.org

Good Afternoon AMA Coalition,

Below you will find two separate links.

The first link is a PDF report that illustrates the accomplishments with the FAA, Congress, security agencies, and industry stakeholder to obtain letters of agreement for AMA club flying sites, to help share the FAA Remote ID Final Rule, and to create the upcoming recreational knowledge and safety test.

The 2nd link is a Power Point Presentation that presents the information regarding Remote ID in a very easy-to-read and logical presentation. The work shown within these two documents was accomplished with the help and support of all of you!

  1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wri739krvztas1l/2020%20AMA%20Government%20Affairs%20Report.pdf?dl=0

  2. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgpekoo49ji30p1/Remote%20ID%20Overview%20%20_FAQs%20PP.pptx?dl=0

The AMA Coalition began as a collective voice for aviation associations, hobby shops, and manufacturers to address Congress and the FAA as one voice regarding Remote ID. This coalition, along with the 53,000 comments from the hobbyist community, helped shape a much less restrictive rule regarding remote ID.

While we can all be happy with what we have accomplished, our work is not done.  In fact, our next task has already been laid before us with FAA Reauthorization coming in 2023. This will likely be our next opportunity to work with Congress towards reducing the burdens our community faces and keeping in place the freedoms we all enjoy. This group and our collective voice will play a fundamental role to ensure our hobby will remain in place for generations to come.

I highly encourage you to share information about the AMA Coalition throughout your community. You can take a peek at all the Coalition members here: https://www.modelaircraft.org/govcoalition

For the most up-to-date and factual information please visit: https://www.modelaircraft.org/amainaction. This landing page has the latest and greatest videos, blogs, and podcasts.

Sincerely and respectfully,


Erin Dobbs

Partnership and Sales Manager
Academy of Model Aeronautics
1-765-287-1256 ext. 272

Dear AMA Coalition,

As we all know, the FAA is currently working on a remote ID rule that will impact us all in some way. While AMA has requested an exemption to the rule for model aircraft operations, it is necessary to work on a more sensible solution to the FAA's proposal should that exemption be denied.  For that reason, AMA has been working to provide a more sensible remote ID solution for our community.

The backing of the AMA coalition and the insight provided by each of you gave us the leg-up to redefine and amplify relationships between AMA, EAA, AOPA and Google’s Project Wing. These 4 associations collaborated together to submit a letter to the FAA and congress. The intent is to provide an alternative solution to the FAA’s proposal, in hopes of preventing damage to a hobby that has been a stepping stone for so many of us in the aviation industry. 

You can read the entire AMA Blog post and letter by clicking here.

Feel free to share throughout your social media platforms.

Thank you for all you do and for all the support you have given to AMA.


Erin Dobbs

Partnership and Sales Manager
Academy of Model Aeronautics
1-765-287-1256 ext. 272

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