Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) offers FAA-approved UAV pilot training

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has begun offering 107 remote pilot training programs through its UAV ground school program in preparation for FAA Part 107 UAV commercial knowledge team, the company said.

Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration´s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), the AMA is a community based organization acknowledged by the FAA.

The UAV ground school program (UAVGS) is produced by the nation´s pilot education leader Gold Seal, which has prepared over 45,000 private pilots for their FAA knowledge test. The program is taught by FAA certified instructors and uses FAA compliant materials that are presented in an online, interactive, multimedia format allowing students to learn at their own pace. The program is created specifically for those wanting to increase their knowledge, become a professional UAV/drone operator and wishing to gain full FAA certification.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936, is devoted to national airspace safety, serving as the nation´s collective voice for approximately 190,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. AMA is a membership organization representing those who fly model aircraft for recreational and educational purposes.