AMA Air This Week brings you the latest news in model aviation! This week, we’ll tell you how to get the latest information on the recent FAA Advisory Circulars. You’ll also find out the deadline to apply for an AMA TAG Grant, and where you can hear from Sig Manufacturing co-founder Hazel Sig-Hester.
On this episode of AMA Air, which streamed live on October 14th, 2022, Matt Ruddick returns to AMA Air after a little hiatus. Lee shares a few stories and photos from two Texas events (B17 Gathering and Big Bird Fly-In & B.E.S.T.) 2023 Election ballots are out in the mail – don’t forget to mail them in before November 10th. And finally, Matt & Lee discuss the future of AMA Air and a transition into AMA Air This Week.
Lee Ray is back from EAA’s AirVenture with an update on the show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He will share information about AirVenture and UAS4STEM competition held there as well. Jay Smith will also join Matt and Lee to give a preview of the September issue of Model Aviation magazine.
New season to start in Janurary of 2022
Additional Items That May Be Of Interest
AMA Government Affairs Director Tyler Dobbs joined Matt for the March 1 episode of AMA Air. Tyler shares some details that were just released about the Aeronautical Safety and Knowledge Test. Matt and Tyler share a few events happening around the country and let you know how to find out the current status of events in your area. Plus, learn how you can unlock an exclusive episode of The AMA Podcast! All that and more on this episode of AMA Air!
The RC Roundtable Podcast has gained access to AMA Air and taken over this episode! Join Fitz Walker, Terry Dunn, and Lee Ray to learn about new and returning AMA programs and where you can find the latest information about Remote ID. The RC Roundtable guys also hack into Jay Smith’s files to share a sneak peek of Model Aviation’s February issue, which is now available for digital subscribers!
The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
TRUST is The Recreational UAS Safety Test. It provides education and testing for recreational flyers on important safety and regulatory information. If you fly your drone recreationally under the Exception for Recreational Flyers you must pass the test before you fly.
How does the TRUST work?
The FAA provides education and testing content to FAA Approved Test Administrators of TRUST, who in turn provide the content to recreational flyers for free.
The TRUST is divided into two sections:
The first section provides you with the information needed to pass the test.
The second section is a series of multiple choice questions. You cannot fail the test. If you answer a question incorrectly you will be provided with information on why the answer you chose was incorrect and will be prompted to try again.
Upon completion of the TRUST you will receive a completion certificate. The certificate never expires however if you lose your certificate you will need to re-take the test and obtain a new certificate. Neither the test administrator, nor the FAA, will maintain personally identifiable information about the recreational flyer so it is not possible to re-print or re-issue your original certificate.
How can I take the TRUST?
You may take the free online test through any of the approved test administrators listed below.
In June 2021, the FAA announced the following entity as an FAA Approved Test Administrators of TRUST: