US drone registration rules to be announced today (Monday)

We heard yesterday that this was coming and have been given an idea of what's in them. Its not the best if true.

WASHINGTON–Please join U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Whitaker for an announcement about the aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on November 21, 2015.

When: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. EST

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Comment by earthpatrol on December 13, 2015 at 11:23pm

If the prognostications in SUAS posts are on point, it seems the FAA may have overstepped their jurisdiction. It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out.

Comment by David Boulanger on December 14, 2015 at 6:17am

We'll know the truth in under 2 hours.  Does not sound good though.  I wonder if commercial use will be a bit easier or if a Section 333 exemption will still be needed? 


David R. Boulanger

Comment by SkyRover on December 14, 2015 at 7:48am

Seems like the task force was more of a formality than to actually get any feedback from the community. 

Comment by Jonathan Hair on December 14, 2015 at 8:01am

$5 fee.

WHY? Screw the FAA.

Comment by Jack on December 14, 2015 at 8:11am

is or was there a live feed for this announcement.


Comment by Jonathan Hair on December 14, 2015 at 8:12am
Comment by JB on December 14, 2015 at 8:47am

O well that was that then....sub 250g here we come!

Comment by RC on December 14, 2015 at 10:27am
"The total of government and registrant resource cost for small unmanned aircraft registration and marking under this new system is $56 million"
Comment by earthpatrol on December 14, 2015 at 11:01am

@ good point. At $5, they only need to register 11.2 million aircraft to break even based on the $56 million number. :)

Comment by Acorn on December 14, 2015 at 11:29am

Y'all got your panties in a wad. It's only $5 and easy peasy to register. . .


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