Register your hobby drones – if you still haven’t done so, and you have until February 19 to catch up.
In fact, if you were one of the early birds, you could have already registered your small UAVs for free until January 21.
The FAA said last month when it announced the registration policy, registration was free for the first 30 days. According to its site, drone owners who must register must be 13 years of age or older. (If the owner is less than 13 years of age, a person 13 years of age or older must register the small unmanned aircraft.) The owner must also be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident. – Read more here:
In December, the FAA opened the drone registration system as a way to better track bad actors who may fly their drones in unsafe places like airports or packed stadiums. Initially, it offered a temporary rebate to cover registration costs as an incentive to get the process off to a quick start. – Read more at:
Some people were concerned about th $5 registration fee. However, here is what happens when you fail to comply with the required registration. If you’re caught operating an unregistered drone outdoors, the FAA can assess civil penalties up to $27,500. Criminal penalties can run as high as $250,000 and/or up to three years in jail. – Read more at:
Drone owners keen on starting their aerial photography services business may have to wait. Registration is required of only hobby drones for now.
If you’re planning on using your drone for commercial purposes—such as photographing weddings, photographing wedding rehearsals, photographing wedding receptions, or practicing vigilante justice for a fee—you’re required to register by paper. – Read more here:
Meanwhile, cowboy drones have been granted an FAA exemption allowing these to be used at practices. Yet, there are still restrictions to follow.
Even with an exemption, the team’s drone operator still faces many restrictions: They must be a licensed pilot, the drone can be flown only in daylight and it cannot travel beyond the pilot’s view. – Read more:
So hurry, go and register your drones while there is still enough time, to avoid penalties. As a friendly reminder, too, from The Droneologist: “Be a responsible drone flyer. Enjoy flying, but with care.”
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