The Introductory Pilot Program

Are you a club member wanting to introduce your hobby to a non-AMA member? The Introductory Pilot Program was created to allow club members the opportunity to invite someone that may have an interest in aeromodeling to the club flying site. The non-AMA member may fly under the direct supervision of a club-designated Introductory Pilot Instructor, and receive AMA's liability insurance for a period of 60 days. Read on to learn more about how your club can participate in this exciting new program!

AMA Introductory Pilot Program

To apply:

  • Fill out Form #1, the Intro Pilot Instructor Designation Form or register on the AMA website HERE. This form may only be completed by a club officer, and you must login to the modelaircraft.org website before it will allow you to view the form.
  • The Intro Pilot Instructor designees must be a current member of the AMA and should be experienced instructors.
  • Once approved, the Intro Pilot Instructor will receive a new AMA card with their new designation.

Duties of the AMA Intro Pilot Instructor

  • You will receive a supply of Form #2, the Student Registrations Form. You may submit these forms to AMA Headquarters, or register your students online HERE. Forms may only be completed by a club officer, and you must login to the modelaircraft.org website before it will allow you to view the form.
  • Retain copies of Student Registration Forms in the club's files.
  • Become familiar with Introductory Pilot Program rules and regulations, and keep a copy on hand with the club.
  • Give each student copies of the official AMA Introductory Pilot Program outlining its procedures and the AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code.
  • Proceed as usual with your program of flight instruction. The student is covered under the AMA's liability insurance policy, as long as he/she is flying at the club site under your direct, one-on-one supervision, for a period of 60 days of the student's first flight.
  • It is your responsibility to make a telephone report of any incident to AMA Headquarters by the end of the following business day. A follow up, written report is also required.
Read the full Introductory Pilot Program description HERE
For questions about the program, contact AMA Headquarters at 765-287-1256 Ext. 299, or email intropilot@modelaircraft.org
 

 

 

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