The following information is from the AMA website and can be viewed there at https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2023/02/15/getting-started-in-the-hobby/
The article was written on 2/15/2023 with credit given to the author, Holly Silvers (modifications on Remote ID section to fit our club's situation).
***NOTE*** - Please pay attention to the TAKEAWAY section at the bottom for the short version if you want to get straight to the point.
USC 44809 RULES FOR RECREATIONAL FLIERS
- Fly only for recreational purposes.
- Follow AMA's Safety Guidelines
- Fly your aircraft within your visual line-of-sight (VLOS) or within the VLOS of your spotter.
- Give way to, and do not interfere with, any manned aircraft.
- Obtain airspace authorization before operating in controlled airspace. Receive this authorization via LAANC or the DroneZone. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you fly at an AMA chartered club’s flying site and need to create a letter of agreement with your local Air Traffic Controller.
- Fly at or below 400 feet in uncontrolled (Class G) airspace. For help understanding the differences in types of airspace, click here.
- Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and carry proof of test passage. The test can be taken for free at www.modelaircraft.org/trust.
- Have a current FAA registration and mark the exterior of your aircraft with the registration number. To register with the FAA, visit faadronezone-access.faa.gov.
- For help registering with FAA, use AMA's step-by-step guided walkthrough.
- FAA registration costs only $5 and needs renewed every three years.
- You do not need to register your aircraft if it weighs at or less than .55 pounds (250 grams).
There is only one thing we need to know regarding Remote ID. There are three ways to be compliant, but one of those ways is to fly at an established FRIA site. We are applying to be an established FRIA site, so no further action is required as long as you are flying at our site (or another FRIA site).
This might seem like a lot of information to remember. But if you remember these four main takeaways, you will be all set to fly safely in the airspace:
- Follow AMA Safety Guidelines
- Complete TRUST
- Register with the FAA
- Comply with Remote ID beginning in September of 2023 (handled by club)
To remain current with the most recent government-related news, regularly visit AMA Government Affairs blog. If you have any further questions or concerns, contact the Government Affairs department at (765) 287-1256 or email@example.com.