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Drone Registration Celebrates First Birthday: How Has it Fared?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Over the past year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency’s system has registered a whopping 616,000 drone owners.

FAA Opens up Online UAS Registration to Non-Hobbyist Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2016

As planned, the Federal Aviation Administration has established its online registration system for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations. The agency first opened Web-based registration for model unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators on Dec. 21, 2015. The FAA says [Read More]

Flying Your UAS in a Few Years? No Need to Register Right Now, Says FAA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2016

Even though an operator had been flying his model aircraft before Dec. 21, 2015, he need not register if he has no intention to fly it for another two to three years, the agency has clarified in a letter.

D.C. Group Files Lawsuit To Overturn FAA UAS Registration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 18, 2016

TechFreedom, a nonprofit think tank in Washington, claims mid-December’s “rushed out” registration rules are unlawful.

FAA: Almost 300,000 UAS Operators Registered in 30 Days

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 22, 2016

Within the first 30 days of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft registration system, nearly 300,000 owners registered their device, according to the agency. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee. [Read More]

FAA: Free UAS Registration Is Almost Over

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding operators of recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that time is running out to register their aircraft for free. Owners who register before midnight EST on Jan. 21 will be reimbursed for the $5 [Read More]

‘The DRONE Act of 2016’ Would Mandate License Plates for Unmanned Aircraft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 14, 2016

California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-District 43, has announced what he calls a comprehensive solution to the challenges that drones pose: The Drone Registration/Omnibus Negligence-prevention Enactment (DRONE) Act of 2016. “If cars have license plates and insurance, drones should have [Read More]

AMA Offers New Advice on Registering UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newly announced requirement for recreational unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators to register before flying, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) suggested its members hold off on doing so until being advised further by AMA [Read More]

AMA Offers Guidance for Commenting on FAA UAS Registration Rules

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 30, 2015

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) – which recently advised its members to not register their model aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until the federal deadline of Feb. 19 or until AMA advises them to do so – [Read More]

Site Maintenance Needed After 45K UAS Operators Register With FAA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

Citing performance issues reported by a small number of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) registrants, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the process of performing site maintenance and temporarily suspending the Web-based registration service during overnight hours. The FAA says [Read More]