FAA Says UAV Registration Will Be Simple, Warns Against Using ‘Drone Registration Firms’

Nov 18, 2015

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FAA Says UAV Registration Will Be Simple, Warns Against Using ‘Drone Registration Firms’

Nov 18, 2015

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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FAA_DroneThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the process of registering unmanned aerial vehicles, confirmed to be in development a month ago, will be simple enough for drone operators to ‘probably’ do it on your own.

This update comes alongside of an alarming trend – ‘drone registration firms’ that are popping up left and right offering to take care of any future registration paperwork for a fee of $25. 

According to the FAA post:

[Drone] owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them.

The Task Force set to put this all in motion is still at work to produce the guidelines. Although not entirely confirmed, today’s announcement hints at the possibility of weight being the determining factor in whether or not a drone needs to be registered.

In the event a drone does need to be registered, the FAA says the process should be no more time consuming than filling out the registration card that you use to inform the manufacturer of your purchase.

[via Engadget]


*Image credits: Drone on Campus by Gabriel Garcia Marengo used under CC BY 2.0

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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