The Know Before You Fly campaign is welcoming the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) as the latest supporter of its initiative to promote safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

“We are excited to welcome the support of ALEA, a leading voice for airborne safety,” says Dave Mathewson, executive director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). “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.”

The Academy of Model Aeronautics 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 (FAA) to spread awareness about safe and responsible uses of UAS.

ALEA joins 15 other supporters of the campaign, including retailers, end users and members of the aviation community.

“ALEA is proud to support, promote and advance the safe and effective uses of aircraft in support of public safety missions,” says Daniel Schwarzbach, executive director and CEO of ALEA. “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.”

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) is a non-profit educational, individual membership organization, founded in 1968 to support and encourage the use of aircraft in public safety. ALEA is more than 3,000 members strong from the international to the local level.