The Academy of Model Aeronautics has recently announced that starting January 1, 2022
MAAC members will need to get AMA affiliate memberships and must follow FAA regulations
and requirements to be able to fly any category of model aircraft in the United States. An
excerpt from their announcement is below.
“Effective January 1, 2022, AMA will require MAAC members to join AMA as an affiliate member
in order to fly at our fields and events. An affiliate membership for non-US permanent residents
is $36(USD) per year and includes insurance and competitive privileges. Click here to sign up as
an AMA Affiliate member.
“Non-US citizens are required to follow the same model aircraft regulations that US citizens are
required to follow, including registering at FAA’s Drone Zone and taking The Recreational UAS
Safety Test at www.modelaircraft.org/trust.”