Drone FAA Registration
Drone FAA registration as of December 21, 2015 is mandatory.
FAA website “anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft that weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250g) and less than 55 lbs. (25kg) must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS registry before they fly outdoors. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties.”
I know there is some controversy on the whole idea of and the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration Registry. But that discussion is not the subject of this article. The sole purpose of this article is to give an overview of the drone FAA registration process.
The owner gets assigned a registration number
and then the owner assigns their registration number to the aircraft they are responsible for or own. Each individual owner must register. You then use your unique registration number on all of your unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The registration lasts three years.
You must be at least 13 years old to register a drone with the Federal Aviation Administration.
What to do if you sell an aircraft or drone?
Just be sure to remove your registration number from the UAS or aircraft before turning over the UAS to the new owner.
To start registering your (UAS) either head over to the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration page or search Google for “drone registration”.
From there look for the faa.gov website. Don’t be fooled by some of the paid ad websites at the top of the search page. You do not need them. The registration process is very easy and only cost a $5.00 registration fee.
Our YouTube video below gives an overview of the drone FAA registration process. It also shows how to avoid websites that are charging extra fees for FAA (UAS) registration. You do not need to use any of these services.
Just go directly to the FAA website and register there.
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