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AMA Air / July 7th 2023

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On this episode of AMA Air, Matt and Lee preview the Nats, provide an update from the Gov Team, and recap Camp AMA, the National Fun Fly, and MultiGP IO events.

AMA Air / June 2nd, 2023

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On this episode, AMA celebrates 50 years of Hitec, Lee will recap his visit to Joe Nall, and we announce the winner of the Legend Hobby Maxi-Lift aircraft giveaway!

AMA Air / March 3rd, 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

AMA Air This Week 11/22/22

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This week, we’ve got big news on FAA CBO recognition! We’ll tell you how you can save some cash when shopping for AMA swag this week, and we’ve got a quick project that might just fit into your post-turkey traditions!

AMA Reconized As First Official CBO

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The FAA has officially recognized the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as a Community-Based Organization (CBO) as of November 15, 2022. CBO recognition is important for many reasons. This validates and gives credibility to our safety program among stakeholders and regulators. Although AMA has been shaping regulations for decades, legislation gives CBOs a more formal seat at the table when the FAA considers recreational regulations. This designation opens the door to additional advocacy efforts to include applying for FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) status and higher altitudes for our clubs’ flying sites.