FAA Announcement (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
"February 16- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding drone owners about this week’s registration deadline.
If you own a drone weighing more than 0.55 lbs. but less than 55
lbs., and you’ve been flying it outdoors or plan to fly it outdoors for
hobby or recreation, federal law requires you to register by this
Friday, February 19, 2016.
Registration is simple. You can register online at FAA.gov–
it costs only $5 and is valid for three years. Once you complete the
registration process, you will receive a certificate and an FAA
registration number which must be marked on all unmanned aircraft that
meet the registration weight requirement. You must have your certificate
with you when you fly. You can print your certificate or save it to
your personal electronic device, like your smartphone, or do both.
“Besides being required by law, registration provides an excellent
opportunity to educate yourself if you are new to aviation, and it will
help you become part of the safety culture that has been the hallmark of
traditional aviation for more than a century,” said FAA Administrator
More than 342,000 people have already registered. Failure to register
with the FAA could result in one or a combination of the following: a
civil penalty of up to $27,500; a criminal fine of up to
$250,000; imprisonment for up to three years."
“The FAA recently announced new registration rules for all UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) weighing 0.5 pounds to 55 pounds, including payload such as cameras.”
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