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Write to your senator


Well-known member
I just ran into this... I think it is worth your consideration and effort to keep FAA from regulating the RC hobby. They already have enacted a regulation for mandatory registration of model aircraft. Here is yet another step... If the proposed bill is enacted, the FAA will be establishing best build practices on the model RC hobby.

Here is the link to AMA article
They are urging all of us to write to our senators. The amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016 is aimed to protect the RC modeling communities rights.

You can find the links to the amendment and the Bill in the text of this blog post and athttp://www.modelaircraft.org/gov.
Senate Bill: https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/S2658_4-4-16.pdf a
Amendment: https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/Inhofe3596.pdf.

Looks like I just doubled up on this thread. Go here:

Urgent Save our hobby Write the Senate Now to support amendment number 3596
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Rogue Drone Pilot
Looks like they are jumping feet first into phase 2 already... Phase 1 was to lure the hobby community into registering...first with rebates and then bully threats. Phase 2 is to prevent you from building models yourself. Phase 3? Probably going to try either registering individual models to try to weed out people that still build their own and/or pushing some sort of pilot license onto hobbyists.