Now everyone is scrambling to educate the new buyers on safety after the fact. Download the AMA definitions glossary, safety and privacy guide here.
AMA EXPO 2015 Know Before You Fly Press Conference
Here are my notes from the press conference video.
AUVSI, AMA and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the FAA
promote safe and responsible flying. EAA Signs On as Major Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, “Know Before You Fly”
Know Before You Fly – UAV safety campaign AMA/FAA joint effort www.knowbeforeyoufly.org
Latest craze not. Model flying has been around since the beginning of aviation. AMA since 1936
AMA provides setup and ongoing support for new flying sites.
AMA 176,000 members , 2400~flying sites
AMA has instructor introduction programs to allow non-members the opportunity to test out the flying hobby before joining / purchasing commitment.
Small UAV Collation – Precision Hawk is looking to support the use of UAVs for hobbyists
Many new drones are given as Christmas gifts or birthday presents. — Now the will be millions of folks from 8 to 80 years old flying now without any training such as what is offered by the AMA. New drone owners don’t know not to fly in crowds near airports etc.
www.knowbeforeyoufly.org is asking the public for input on any missing info from their website / questions.
Commercial drone use definitions. Is money changing hands? Is it furthering your business.
Can get an FAA 333 Exemption for currently 12 industries. Farming, film industry etc.
AMA website for recreational.
Auvsi website for commercial
Geo fencing software for safety to restrict flight of your small UAV ie DJI.
Question is there a map of where you can and cannot fly? Will it be kept up to date. Temporary flight restrictions, AMA blog? FAA is working on a smartphone app to display restricted air space based on your location using your phone’s GPS.
Comment FAA’s new proposed rule SUAS? – AMA needs double comments from public this time around.
Know before you fly campaign is designed to target non AMA trained members.
HAM radio licenses to help folks from getting in trouble for not having a HAM radio license using FPV and UHF frequencies requiring a license.
Follow Me functionality is biggest thing out there in drones. Dual controls are important for autonomous systems in case of emergency.
Need to teach new buyers of drones how to fly safely.
Hobby shops going bankrupt from new retailers like Verizon cellular selling camera drones.
AMA to work with companies who sell drones to pass out / supply information about safety and the AMA.
Amazon now is supplying AMA pamphlets about safety with every drone they sell now.
Contact them with my website as a supporter they will add logo to supporter banner.
If you see someone out there flying un-safely kindly approach them and in a positive way educate them about safety pass on info about the AMA and the new website.