This week, a 26-year-old man from Framingham, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with plotting terror attacks on Washington, apparently planning to use a $6,000 RC turbine jet and other RC planes to deliver explosives. The authorities note that this man was never a real threat because undercover FBI operatives were keeping tabs on him, but when many Model Airplane News readers around the world heard this news they were understandably concerned about their sport.
The AMA will continue to work with the FAA and other government agencies to educate them and to protect the rights of RC pilots. What do you think about this news story? Is there anything else that we, as a modeling community, can do to help avoid–or at least reduce–situations like this one? Share your comments here.