Our club is an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) club and AMA membership is required to fly at our field in order to keep our host insured. If you only fly electric powered planes, weighing no more than 2.5 pounds, and are comfortable with a reduced umbrella insurance limit (Full / Senior: $1M, Sport: $0.5M), then Sport Pilot membership can save money.
The AMA site can be reached here.
Starting in 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required user registration and model markings and having an FAA ID was a requirement to fly at our club field. The FAA uses the term “drone”, but any of our models weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) is referred to by the FAA as a “drone”.
The FAA site can be reached here.
Starting in 2021, the FAA required completion of a knowledge course. The AMA has an on-line course, TRUST”, that can be reached here.