The Know Before You Fly campaign announced this week that the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) is the latest supporter of the group’s initiative to promote safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.
“We are excited to welcome the support of ALEA, a leading voice for airborne safety,” said Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Executive Director Dave Mathewson. “The work that ALEA does to educate governmental agencies, which use UAS for public safety purposes, aligns perfectly with the goals of the Know Before You Fly campaign.”
AMA is a co-founder of the Know Before You Fly campaign, along with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). The campaign was launched in December 2014 in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to spread awareness about safe and responsible uses of UAS.
“ALEA is proud to support, promote and advance the safe and effective uses of aircraft in support of public safety missions,” said ALEA Executive Director and CEO Daniel Schwarzbach. “The Know Before You Fly campaign provides critical information to help us achieve this goal, and we are proud to work together to spread the message of safe and responsible flight.”
ALEA joins 15 other supporters of the campaign, including retailers, end users and members of the aviation community.