2018 Drone Info Day

We’re pleased that our friends at the SUNY AMA Model Aviation Student Club have graciously agreed to host the 3rd Annual Drone Info Day in the SUNY Student Center on September 30th!  SUNY AMA will be inviting area commercial drone tech organizations to display their information & share job opportunities, both current & projected.  CNY... Read More

Beginner Practice Exercises

Suggested exercises for those working with Tiny Whoop class drones – Floor Scoot Fly across an open floor space staying on or close to the ground to practice working the directional controls.  Use an open hallway, classroom space or gym.  Attempt without or with obstacles.     Hover Using the left control (throttle) maintain a... Read More

FAA UAS Registration Update – December 12, 2017

On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed legislation that will reverse the earlier court ruling in the John Taylor case and restore the FAA’s UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members. AMA believes that registration makes sense at some level, but has pushed for a more reasonable threshold. While we address these issues, members will... Read More

The rules for operating an unmanned aircraft

From the FAA Website: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/ This information was last modified: The rules for operating an unmanned aircraft depend on why you want to fly. The rules for operating an unmanned aircraft Fly for Fun Fly for Work Pilot Requirements No pilot requirements Must have Remote Pilot Airman Certificate Must be 16 years old Must pass... Read More

FAA Registration Update Sent to AMA Members

UPDATE: On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed legislation that will reverse the earlier court ruling in the John Taylor case and restore the FAA’s UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members. If you have questions about UAS registration please see this post: https://www.cnydrones.org/faa-uas-registration-update-december-12-2017 A federal appeals court recently struck down the FAA’s registration requirement for... Read More