AMA Air / March 3rd, 2023
This month, Matt & Lee discuss the famous “Perry Swap Meet” Southeastern Model Show, the new “Night Operations – AMA Safety Programming” video, Nats 100th celebration & registration, Club of the Month, and a chat with Tyler Dobbs, Government Affairs Sr. Director.
AMA Air – Feburary 3, 2023
This month, Matt & Lee discuss the new “I Fly AMA” video series, an update on FRIA applications, Nats Registration, AmazonSmile, February’s Club of the Month, and more.
AMA Air January 6th 2023
This month, Model Aviation contributor and RC Roundtable co-host Fitz Walker joins the show to talk about some of his latest projects.
AMA Air This Week – 12/13/22
This week, we’ll tell you how you can stay up-to-date on the F1D Free Flight World Championships in Romania, and where to find out if you won the AMA Foundation’s quilt giveaway!
AMA Air / Foundation Updates, Nats and Year-End Wrap Up!
This month on AMA Air, new AMA Foundation Director Steve Haston joins the show to talk about his background in aviation and his outlook for the Foundation. We’ll discuss the upcoming 100th anniversary of the first National Aeromodeling Championship event, and we’ll offer a look back on 2022 with our year-end wrap up!
AMA Air This Week – 11/29/22
On today’s episode, the AMA has launched a new recognition program for longtime clubs, we’ll give you an update on next year’s National Aeromodeling Championships, and we’ll tell you how you can donate to the AMA Foundation for Giving Tuesday.
New season to start in Janurary of 2022
Additional Items That May Be Of Interest
Events, FAA Testing, and an Exclusive Podcast!
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!
Virtual Flying: Real Fun
Virtual flying: Real fun
In this video, Matt Ruddick, Jay Smith, and Kyle Jaracz discuss flight simulators! What’s your go-to? Where are the most active online communities? How much do they cost?
RC Roundtable Has Taken Over 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 Tiny Whoop
Jesse Perkins, founder and creator of the Tiny Whoop, joins the AMA Podcast to talk about the origin of the most whimsical aircraft in model aviation, the Tiny Whoop.
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:
Register your drone with the FAA
Registration costs $5 and is valid for 3 years. You’ll need a credit or debit card and the make and model of your drone handy in order to register. Learn more about registering your drone.