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AMA at The World Games

Join Matt Ruddick Today, August 1 at 2 p.m. EDT for a prerecorded and condensed episode of AMA Air Express. Learn about his recent trip to The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, get a peek at what’s happened at the AMA Nats so far, and learn how you can nominate a historic aeromodeling site to be part of the AMA National Aeromodeling Heritage Program.

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The RC Geek is Back on AMA Air!

Chris Wolfe, The RC Geek, is back as a guest host on this episode of AMA Air, which will be streamed live on Friday July 15 at 2pm EDT. Chris and Lee Ray will talk about Chris’s relocation and how that will effect his content, EAA’s AirVenture, and much more so make sure to tune in live!

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Congratulations to NASA/JPL and AeroVironment, Inc!

AMA Staff Writer Rachelle Haughn will join Matt Ruddick to talk about her experience of attending the Collier Trophy Award ceremony and explain the significance of the award. Also, the world is coming to Muncie! Starting July 7, 12 countries will compete at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana, in RC Pylon. The AMA Web Store is having a sale this month. Stay tuned through the end of the episode to get a discount code to save 12% on your next order.

This episode of AMA is sponsored by Warbird Pilots (
), which carries a full line of highly detailed 10-, 12-, 15- and 22-inch tall World War I, World War II, and modern fighter pilot figures for your scale warbirds and jets.

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Watch Air Line on Location from Camp AMA at AMA HQ

On this episode of AMA Air, which will stream live on June 15 at 2 p.m. (EDT), Lee Ray is on location at Camp AMA in Muncie, Indiana. Matt Ruddick will join him at Site 3 at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie to check in with the campers to see what they’ve done and what other activities are planned for them for the rest of the week.

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Joe Nall 2022 / LIVE

Fitz Walker, host of the RC Roundtable podcast and Joe Vermillion, social media manager for Balsa USA take a walk through an early day of Joe Nall Week 2022 at Triple Tree Aerodrome

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Joe Nall Recap with Lee Ray, Fitz Walker, and the RC Geek Chris Wolfe

On this episode of AMA Air, AMA Social Media Manager Lee Ray and Fitz Walker, from the RC Roundtable podcast, were joined by Chris Wolfe, aka The RC Geek, to talk about their experiences at Joe Nall Week at Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina. Chris teased big news, along with a giveaway announcement. Additionally, Chris talked about his current projects, including scratch-building a Convair B-58 Hustler. Lee wrapped up the show with some upcoming events, such as the MultiGP International Open and Camp AMA. Registration for Camp AMA ends May 16, so make sure to register now!

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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!

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.