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The RC Saylors’ Countdown to 2022 on AMA Air!

The RC Saylors are back again, streaming live on New Year’s Eve just before midnight to help us usher in a new year on AMA Air. Join Nate and Abby as they count down their favorite 2021 moments from their YouTube channel and give a couple of hints at what is to come for them in 2022! Tune in to watch the countdown live at 11:30PM EST on December 31. The episode will be available on demand immediately after the stream ends, so you can watch on New Year’s Day or any time after!

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AMA Air Season Finale with Jim T. Graham of RC Groups

Jim T. Graham, from RCGroups, will wrap up Season 7 of AMA Air with a discussion about what the RCGroups forum is and how to navigate it. Jason Cole, also from RCGroups, will make a guest appearance and present the forum’s “What the Heck Wednesday” segment that shows a modeling experience gone wrong and tries to answer the question of, “What the heck happened?” Also, Ashley Hansen, from Gator RC, will join the show to talk about the problems that many hobby shops and distributors are facing this holiday season. She will discuss everything from shipping delays, to port fees, and more!

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Support Your Local Hobby Shop

Brandon Mundell, President at Toys Forever Models & Hobbies based in Muncie, Indiana, joins Matt and Dillon on this episode of AMA Air. Learn from a local hobby shop owner what it takes to run a hobby shop in a digital age around the holiday shopping season.

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Happy 100th Birthday Lt. Col. Jefferson

On this episode of AMA Air, Matt and Lee welcomed AMA Foundation Director Kelsie Walker onto the show to talk about Giving Tuesday and how viewers can assist the AMA Foundation in reaching its fundraising goal by the end of the year. Also, Lee talked about an event he attended in his home state of Texas over the weekend and shared some highlights from it. Additionally, AMA sent well wishes and congratulations to Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson on his 100th birthday, and wished all of our members who are veterans a belated thank-you in observance of Veterans Day.

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iBuildAMA Build Month Wrap Up

Tune in to this episode of AMA Air to find out who one the prize pack for the I Build AMA Build Contest being held on the I Fly AMA Facebook Page. Also find out which club gets the honor of being Club of the Month for the month of November. All that and much more on this episode of AMA Air!

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8-Year Old National Record Holder

On this episode of AMA Air, AMA Safety and Technical Director Tony Stillman joins Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray to talk about an influx of national records being awarded to AMA Youth members. Also, get an update on how Model Aviation Build Month is going and how you can save money while shopping for plans and AMA merchandise. Be sure to catch Model Aviation LIVE! immediately after today’s episode of AMA Air at 3 p.m. EDT by visiting, to get a sneak preview of the November issue of Model Aviation magazine.

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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.