Why the federal government wants all drones to be registered

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10/20/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

On October 19, federal regulators announced a plan to require recreational drone operators to register their aircraft. This means if you fly a drone as a hobby or are learning to fly so you can one day use it in your business, you may have to register your drone with the government as a recreational user. Approved commercial drone operators already register their aircraft through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Section 333 Exemption process.

The new registration process and requirements are yet to be outlined. A task force composed of representatives from the federal government, the aviation industry, and the unmanned aircraft industry will be commissioned to make recommendations for the process by November 20 so the government can launch the registry in December. In addition to making recommendations for recreational drone registration requirements, the task force will decide if certain drones, such as toys and other small aircraft with low safety risks, will need to be registered.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said at a press conference yesterday that while unmanned aircraft have the potential to “transform transportation, commerce, and quality of life,” drones have also posed safety issues, such as flying too close to airplanes and airports and interfering with wildfire operations. Foxx said registration for hobbyists will ensure these drone operators are held accountable for understanding and following regulations. Foxx also said registration would apply to current drone owners, not just those who purchase drones after the registration process is implemented.

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