Robohub.org
 

Register your drone. It’s the law.

by
16 December 2015



share this:
Register_Now_Drone_FAA_UAV_UAS

The FAA has ruled that everyone who flies a drone must register. Since an estimated 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the U.S. for the holiday gift-giving season, the registration process is streamlined and will be online as of December 21.

You can register beginning December 21st at http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/. Registration involves providing your name, home address and email address.

Here are the details:

  • Drones weighing .55 pounds and less than 55 pounds must register. It’s the law.
  • Drones must be registered before flying them outdoors.
  • You must be over 13 years old to register.
  • Drones owned before December 21, 2015 must be registered before you fly them (or by February 19, 2016).
  • Once registered you’ll get a number that you must put on your drone. If you have multiple drones, the same registration number must appear on all your drones.
  • Drones cannot fly above 400 feet, at night, or within 5 miles of an airport.
  • Starting January 21, 2016, there will be a $5 registration fee; prior to then the fee is waived.
  • There are civil penalties for flying without registering: Up to $27,500 in fines, and up to 3 years imprisonment if failure to comply results in criminal penalties.
  • [Drones for commercial use and drones greater than 55 pounds must register differently. It’s also the law. Those details are forthcoming from the FAA.]

A full list of the rules are here. You might also be interested in:

 



tags: , , , , ,


Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.
Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.





Related posts :



The one-wheel Cubli

Researchers Matthias Hofer, Michael Muehlebach and Raffaello D’Andrea have developed the one-wheel Cubli, a three-dimensional pendulum system that can balance on its pivot using a single reaction wheel. How is it possible to stabilize the two tilt angles of the system with only a single reaction wheel?
30 June 2022, by and

At the forefront of building with biology

Raman is, as she puts it, “a mechanical engineer through and through.” Today, Ritu Raman leads the Raman Lab and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
28 June 2022, by

Hot Robotics Symposium celebrates UK success

An internationally leading robotics initiative that enables academia and industry to find innovative solutions to real world challenges, celebrated its success with a Hot Robotics Symposium hosted across three UK regions last week.
25 June 2022, by

Researchers release open-source photorealistic simulator for autonomous driving

MIT scientists unveil the first open-source simulation engine capable of constructing realistic environments for deployable training and testing of autonomous vehicles.
22 June 2022, by

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Maria Telleria, who is a co-founder and the CTO of Canvas. Canvas makes a drywall finishing robot and is based in the Bay Area. In this interview, Maria talks ab...
21 June 2022, by and

Coffee with a Researcher (#ICRA2022)

As part of her role as one of the IEEE ICRA 2022 Science Communication Awardees, Avie Ravendran sat down virtually with a few researchers from academia and industry attending the conference.





©2021 - ROBOTS Association


 












©2021 - ROBOTS Association