What we really need to ensure the safety of our skies

CLS News
June 19, 2017

What we really need to ensure the safety of our skies

The Hill | Rich Hanson 

A few weeks ago, the U.S. District Court ruled that the FAA’s registration requirement for recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) runs afoul of Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act. This decision affirms the strength of Section 336, more commonly known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. As Congress begins to consider FAA reauthorization, it’s important that they continue to recognize and prioritize the role of community-based organizations, such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), in educating and managing hobbyists. This role is what makes the Special Rule effective.

To fully understand how the Special Rule works, you must look at all the language Congress included in the 2012 bill. Congress prohibited the FAA from promulgating “any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft” – but only if specific requirements were met. Importantly, this includes operating “in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization.”

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