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Last Updated on 07/01/17 

  Latest updates: See the AMA Action Alert below

We meet at the Honeoye  Library- Main street, Honeoye, NY. from October through April
 Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm (Note new time)

Upcoming Events
AMA District 2 Fun Fly @ the Olean Airport July 8-9, 2017 GVAM Club Picinic August 6th, Food served at 1pm


Dear members,  

We are writing for your help regarding potentially harmful legislation that the New York State Senate is considering. If passed, this legislation - Senate Bill 1979 - would significantly impact how those in New York fly model aircraft.  

Our main concern with this proposed legislation is that it would prohibit flying above 400 feet and below 100 feet. It would also prohibit flying of unmanned aerial systems (AKA - model aircraft) over 10 pounds. In addition, this legislation defines a "restricted airspace" as any airspace within five miles of an airport, which could negatively impact AMA members.   

The proposed legislation does include a vague exemption for existing federal law, however we are working with the New York State Senate to include a much clearer exemption for those flying under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, including AMA members. 

AMA needs your assistance to stop any new regulations on modelers in New York State, and we're asking for your help to oppose this bill. To do this, simply visit the New York State Senate website and where it says "Do you support this legislation?" click on "NAY" in the blue box on the right side of the webpage. You will then be asked to provide your name, email and home address to submit your vote.  Please also spread the word to your friends, family and local community and encourage them to vote "NAY" to this potentially harmful legislation.  

The District II AMA officers and those at AMA headquarters are actively working with the New York State Senate to improve the proposed legislation and protect our hobby. We will keep you updated as the legislation progresses.  

Kind regards, 

The AMA Government Affairs Team 

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