The 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.