Senate passes Bill S.223 with recreational sUAS amendment denying FAA authority!
Sponsored by OK Senator Inhofe:
(g) Special Rule for Model Aircraft.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to the incorporation of unmanned
aircraft systems into FAA plans and policies,, including this section, the Administrator shall not promulgate any
rules or regulations regarding model aircraft or aircraft being developed as model aircraft if such aircraft is--
(A) flown strictly for recreational, sport, competition, or academic purposes;
(B) operated in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming of a
nationwide community-based organization; and
(C) limited to not more than 55 pounds unless otherwise certified through a design, construction, inspection,
flight test, and operational safety program currently administered by a community-based organization.
(2) MODEL AIRCRAFT DEFINED.--For purposes of this subsection, the term ``model aircraft'' means a
nonhuman-carrying (unmanned) radio-controlled aircraft capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere, navigating
the airspace and flown within visual line-of-sight of the operator for the exclusive and intended use for sport,
recreation, competition, or academic purposes."
Why didn't the AMA let anyone knw they were secretly working to get this passed without anyone knowing?
Sounds llike sneaky sleazy politics to me. But the AMA will instantly gain upto $100 Billion in dues!
No oversight over all that new money either!
I don't trust them and I am a member!
No AMA dues - no flying.
No autonomous systems period
Limited FPV, even an AR Parrot will be illegal to use because it doesn't meet AMA rules.
AMA can change rules at will to ban all FPV!
This can only be stopped at the House of Representatives now.
Write and call your Representative now or say good buy to all your stuff.