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Changes to AMA's FPV Rules

The AMA finally announced the completion of revisions to its policies for R/C model aircraft operations utilizing First Person View (FPV) systems and Failsafe, Stabilization and Autopilot Systems. While modelers are already flying RC FVP models equipped with "autopilot systems" for a couple years now, this activity was not in line with AMA safety guidelines... till now.

The AMA Advanced Flight Systems Committee (AFSC) in a collaborative effort with leading members of the hobby industry and FPV community developed comprehensive guidelines to enable AMA members to utilize these systems within the parameters of AMA’s and FAA’s operational requirements. The AFSC Guidelines for these systems were presented, reviewed and adopted by the Executive Council during the October 20, 2012 council meeting.

Here are the documents published by AMA:

AMA Advanced Flight Systems Report

Operational Document for FPV Systems (AMA document # 550)

Operational Document for Failsafe, Stabilization & Autopilot Systems (AMA document #560)