The AMA has spent a literal boatload of money lobbying on behalf of their membership with relatively little (being charitable) to show for wins.
The particulars on who gets paid what and how the payment funnel works are a little mysterious. As you can see in the graphic, Dave Mathewson was compensated in 2017 by the Academy of Model Aeronautics Inc., EIN # 52-0799408, for $156,164.00 for forty hours a week.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation Inc., EIN #46-1336590, paid $156,164.00 in compensation for one hour a week, $1626 an hour is not a bad gig if you can get it.
Before anyone starts with the ” why ” pick on someone who is no longer with us stuff, these aren’t my numbers, and I don’t give a rat’s nest what people are getting paid if they are producing results. In the almost 20-years that I’ve been a part of the airspace integration effort, I’ve have seen the AMA lose ground and eventually bungle away the Sec. 336 backroom deal. READ MORE.
Source: sUAS News