EAA joins ‘Know Before You Fly’ RPA safety campaign

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 EAA joins ‘Know Before You Fly’ RPA safety campaign

The Experimental Aircraft Association has thrown its support to the new remotely piloted aircraft safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” during the 2015 Academy of Model Aeronautics(AMA) Expo.

The campaign provides prospective operators of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) — also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly.

The effort is being spearheaded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the FAA

“There are tremendous opportunities to discover flight within the unmanned aircraft community, and we welcome initiatives that emphasize the responsibility that comes with this freedom,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “EAA has always maintained that education is more effective than regulation, and the ‘Know Before You Fly’ campaign is a great step toward ensuring that this new technology does not disrupt the vibrant aviation activity already in place in America.”

The campaign includes a website (http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/), educational video, point-of-sale materials and a digital and social media campaign to ensure that prospective operators have the information and guidance on what they need to know before they fly a UAS.

(Via. http://generalaviationnews.com/)