You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone

Whether you agree with the FAA’s requirement to register your drone if it weighs more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) so you can fly it outdoors for fun as a hobby this is now the law as of 12/21/2015.

I would rather ensure my drones are registered rather than face the possibility of a civil penalty up to $27,500. I know I won’t be using them for any criminal activity so I will definitely not face the prospect of fines up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years. You can view the full rule here www.faa.gov/news/updates/media/20151213_IFR.pdf

When registering you complete the form with your name, home address, email address, etc. and you will be issued with a unique registration number, you can also use your drone’s serial number when registering. The problem I foresee with using the serial number is if you change drones you have to go through the process of registration once again. If you are issued with the FAA unique registration number it covers any drones you have. You can click HERE to go to the FAA website to register your drone/UAS

Drones/UAS have to be marked with your registration number and this can be done using labels, engraving or using a permanent marker and the number must be readily accessible, readable and legible for visual inspection. You may put the registration number in your battery compartment if you don’t want a visible number on external areas of the drone.

If you would like professionally produced labels for your drone as one way of complying with the FAA regulations then go to Drone Registration Label who can provide them for you.

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Comment by Ben Norris on January 3, 2016 at 10:40am

No I'm not.  Can you guys please remember there is a world outside of America?

Comment by Chris Card on January 3, 2016 at 11:41am

"If you would like professionally produced labels for your drone as one way of complying with the FAA regulations then go to Drone Registration Label who can provide them for you."

$4 for two measly P-touch labels.... lol

  

Comment by C. Escudero on January 3, 2016 at 11:49am
... And that America is conformed by many countries.
Comment by Darius Jack on January 3, 2016 at 12:31pm

"
The problem I foresee with using the serial number is if you change drones you have to go through the process of registration once again.
"

Sorry John,

but your offer is not fair since you may get access to
personal registration number with FAA and personal details
of an individual like his/her full name, address, credit card number.

Under legislation by FAA, these data are protected to not let third
persons to use already issued and valid registration number assigned
by operator not registered with FAA.

It's ok if one goes to Print Shop to get label printed on-line, paying in cash to not establish any link between registration number and
personal details of the concerned.

Registration number if not protected properly may expose us to civil liability ( civil and penal code).

As long as Small UAS Registration with FAA is not a public register
please don't request third parties to disclose you personal registration number with FAA.

Comment by Gary McCray on January 3, 2016 at 2:32pm

Hi John,

Whether you agree with the FAA's requirements or not, having an easy source of the labels is a good thing.

For smaller "drones" it might be good to have a smaller alternative as well.

If you are using P-touch I would suggest you use the high adhesion ones.

http://www.brother-usa.com/supplies/tape-labels/durable.aspx#.VomRt...

I used them on a commercial kiln controller instrument housing I was selling and they were very satisfactory and they come in a variety of sizes and colors although not the color combination you are showing.

Best Regards,

Gary

Comment by Darius Jack on January 3, 2016 at 3:00pm
Good idea.
My adhesive talabel printer from Brother can now be hot item.
I remember well old, manual, adhesive label printers featuring
daisy wheel
Comment by John Wheeler on January 3, 2016 at 3:12pm

Thank you for the input Gary, certainly appreciate a positive comment:)

Comment by Tom Finn on January 3, 2016 at 10:19pm
Comment by R. D. Starwalt on January 4, 2016 at 4:37am

Maybe this week there will be some information from the FAA on how many of the millions of gift sUAS were registered?

The skies did not turn black with this technological plague where I live (yes, that was a snide comment).

-=Doug

Comment by Darius Jack on January 4, 2016 at 7:19am

@Tom,

nope, AMA asked members to hold off on December 17, 2015
well ahead of the first deadline December 21, 2015.
AMA really has had a serious problem how to make old members to renew membership fee ( $50- $80 vs. $5 FAA fee).

Not sure if AMA members now fly new drone found under tree
or just wait as requested.

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