International Drone Day was celebrated on May 7th all around the country. The AMA recognized this day as a means for us to educate the public about safe, responsible and legal flying, and to show them varying disciplines of our hobby… from drones to fixed wing flight. But more than that, the AMA seized the day as an opportunity to gain visibility for our cause. 20 clubs and 17 fields flocked to our nation’s capitol to advocate safe, responsible and legal flying with the new SFRA rules. DC Drone Day garnered significant media attention, which encouraged new members to join while also helping to better inform the general public about model aviation. Jay Marsh, the AMA Vice President of District 4 had this to say of the D.C. Drone Day… “We did have an impact! Thousands of people now know more about model aviation than they did on Friday. No telling where this coverage will be seen but rest assured this effort will be heard in the halls of Congress. The important part is all of us stood together as a team and showed that the AMA can and is willing to make a difference.” Check out more from DC Drone Day!