What types of drones need to be registered now?

Web-based registration of drones is now in effect but only for hobby and recreational users. Commercial users such as farmers still have to register through a paper-based system. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to have a web-based system in place later this year for commercial users.

Farmers are increasingly becoming interested in using drones to scout crops, assess flood or drought damage, locate drainage problems, forecast weather patterns and locate livestock. American Farm Bureau estimates farmers who use drones could have a potential return-on-investment of $12 per acre for corn, $2.60 per acre for soybeans and $2.30 per acre for wheat.

Under FAA rules, all drones or “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS) qualify as aircraft, and they must be registered before flown outdoors. Those who are using drones for hobby or recreational use have until Feb. 19 to register with the FAA. Those who don’t register could face civil and criminal penalties.

For more information about registering a drone for hobby/recreational or commercial use, visit the FAA’s drone FAQs.

 

One thought on “What types of drones need to be registered now?

  1. Avatar chad says:

    Control the people and get free money any way possible ! New world order agreement ! To have to register a toy ,hobby drone makes no sense when the government allows open boarders for all criminals to just walk in without registering ! No drone has killed or raped anyone,like the immigrants has ,it’s just a toy like paper airplanes,drones can only fly for 7 -9 minute at a charge ! When do we have to pay to breath air,oh, that is right that is the next carbon tax Barry has planed with NATO !I still can’t go to the doctor or hospital ,I have to pay 12 thousand deductible before any insurance kicks in ! Drove down to the city today for supplies ,had 42 dollars in tolls there and back plus state tax on the goods ! Land line and cell phone has 68 dollars in tax plus the usage ! Went to bathroom and said well at less this is free ,received a sewage tax bay clean up fee of 238 dollars ! REMIND ME WHY DID WE LEAVE ENGLAND’S CONTROL ! MOST PEOPLE ARE LAND RICH AND MONEY POOR ! THE TAX TO OPERATE A SMALL FARM IS OVER 24 thousand a year just the house tax is 9 thousand in most states ! ARE WE WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT !

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