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ACT NOW! - Senate Considering Amendments to the Reauthorization Act

Discussion in 'News' started by LuvMyTJ, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. LuvMyTJ

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    Dear members,

    The U.S. Senate is currently considering amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016. We need your help today to ensure this proposed legislation fully protects the model aircraft community.

    Click here now to urge your Senators to support Senator Inhofe's amendment number 3596 to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016.

    As you know, we are pleased that the Senate's proposed legislation preserves a community-based approach to managing the recreational community by maintaining the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. However, at the same time, we are concerned with additional provisions in this bill that could detrimentally impact our community.

    These new provisions would require all UAS, including model aircraft, to meet new FAA design and production standards and impose unnecessary regulation on hobbyists who often build their own models at home. The bill also requires modelers to obtain permission from air traffic control when flying within 5 miles of towered airports which could jeopardize hundreds of existing flying sites. And if passed, the bill would require model aircraft enthusiasts to take an online FAA safety test and carry proof of passing the test when flying. These new directives would undermine the model aircraft activity and detract from the creativity, innovation and enjoyment of the hobby.

    By supporting Senator Inhofe's amendment number 3596, you can help stop this from happening. This critical amendment would maintain the basic intent of the Senate's proposed legislation, while lessening the negative impact on the model aircraft community.

    Please contact your Senator now!

    *FYI - The link directs you to the AMA page where you input your zip code. It will create a form letter to send to the appropriate senators. If your not an AMA member you can opt to remove the AMA part of the letter or even write your own words in which is encouraged.

    Did my part. ;)

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    #1 LuvMyTJ, Apr 12, 2016
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  2. DroneClone

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    Done
     
  3. AndrewinNH

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    When is it suppose to be up for the House Vote?
     
  4. DroneClone

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    Already voted bi-partisan on 4/19/16 and won, going up next level
     
  5. DroneClone

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    Seems to have most points in our favor, did not read full report though