• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

House of Representatives Passes FAA Reauthorization Act

#1
Last night i was registering with the AMA and came upon this news on their site.

House of Representatives Passes FAA Reauthorization Act
Today, the House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a long-term reauthorization of the FAA. We are happy to share that Section 336, also known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, is included in this bill with meaningful refinements that we supported to help make it stronger. We especially want to thank the thousands of members who participated in our Call to Action in the last few weeks to let Congress know the importance of protecting our hobby. Your efforts during this critical time have made a significant impact.
While much of what we fought for was included in this bill, there are also some provisions that concern us. Rest assured – we will continue to work on improving FAA Reauthorization moving forward. Protecting our hobby is AMA’s top priority and we will do everything possible to ensure your ability and freedom to fly.
Please remember there are several more steps in the process before FAA Reauthorization becomes law. The next step is for the Senate to consider its own version of FAA Reauthorization, and then both the House and Senate bills will be sent to a Joint Committee to hash out a final version of the legislation. This process could take months and we may ask for your help again during this time.
Again, we cannot thank you enough for your unwavering support. Please continue to monitor your emails, social media, and www.modelaircraft.org/gov for new information and ways you can help.
As always, thank you for your support.
AMA Government Affairs

so we are not out of the woods yet.
 
#2
No, we're not 100% out of the woods, but this is at least a step in the right direction.

Model Aircraft Magazine, put out by the AMA, has a good article in it this month that lays out the steps involved for what has to happen; I'm just glad that, for the time being, we don't have to go out and get an additional Part 107 or insurance on top of what the AMA provides coverage on. It's still a possibility, but the likelihood is much less.