Piergiorgio Goldoni sent us this photo he captured of a low pass by a model RC Tupolev TU-28-128 “Fiddler” on the runway at Modena-Marzaglia Airport (LIPM) in Italy. [Read more…]
On Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, thousands of model aircraft enthusiasts will celebrate the fifth annual National Model Aviation Day with more than 75 free events open to the public across the country. [Read more…]
On Saturday, Aug. 13, model aircraft hobbyists from around the country will celebrate National Model Aviation Day with 120 free events open to the public.
This national event will bring together thousands of hobbyists and members of local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs to fly together and provide basic safety tips to newcomers.
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Ten years ago on June 17, Thomas Mardna set a world record in aeromodelling that still stands today: A 111km out-and-return flight with a piston-motor seaplane, flying along the banks of Lake Maardu in Estonia.
If you want to bag a distance world record in aeromodelling, it helps if you get up early, when the wind is calm and the sky is clear, according to officials with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, also known as the World Air Sports Federation.
Thousands of drone and model aircraft enthusiasts participated in free education and flying events across the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas (DMV) on Saturday, May 7.
The D.C. Drone Day events were hosted by local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs, whose members were on site to answer questions and share information about how to fly drones safely and legally. [Read more…]
The FAA published updated guidance on model aircraft operations Sept. 2 that reflect current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft.
Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57A replaces a previous guidance written in 1981.
The updated advisory circular reflects rules Congress wrote into Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, according to agency officials. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA today published a Federal Register notice on its interpretation of the special rules for model aircraft, in response to recent incidents involving the reckless use of unmanned model aircraft near airports and involving large crowds of people, according to officials with the agency.