Below are 2 important documents pertaining to hobby or recreational UAS operation.
The first is AMA sUAS Flight Safety Guide and the second is AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code
The AUVSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that was established to support the educational initiatives of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). The AUVSI Foundation focuses on the future of the
robotics industry by developing programs that will attract and equip students for a career in this rapidly growing field. Through a variety of efforts, the AUVSI Foundation provides students
with the opportunity to experience fun, hands-on robotics activities that promote STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math). At the K-12 level, the Foundation introduces students to
the wide range of robotics programs available to them, fueling their imaginations while enhancing their education. As students’ skill levels advance, the AUVSI Foundation hosts robotics competitions
that challenge students to apply their engineering skills in the development of autonomous ground, air and maritime vehicles. To date, the AUVSI Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million in prize
money to participating schools since the competitions began in 1991.
Aerospace Industries Association represents the
nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, material and related
components, equipment, services, and information technology.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
is a professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. Serving this elite audience and its historic mission is their commitment and their
privilege. AIAA's mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerosapce science, engineering,
technology, operations, and policy to benefit ouur global socety.
ATSM 38: This Committee addresses issues related to design, performance, quality acceptance tests, and safety monitoring for unmanned air vehicle systems. Staekholders include
manufacturers of UAVs and their components, federal agencies, design professionals, professional societies, maintenance professionals, trade associations, financial organizations, and academia.
Hobby and recreational users of UAS are required to follow the guidance of AC91-57A (available for download below),
which the FAA released on September 2, 2015, and then updated on January 11, 2016 due to a typographical error, which replaces AC91-57 of 1981
AC 91-57 - the former Model Aircraft Operating Standards - this has been cancelled, and
AC-91-57A on September 2, 2015 and then again with
AC 91-57A with change 1 on January 11, 2016
What can I do with my model aircraft?
Concerns raised over FAA’s UAS registration
plan - UAS Magazine
FAA - 2014 -
0396 - Interpretation of Special Rule for Model
March 21, 2016: In this document below the FAA interprets the model aircraft registration rule
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