FAA Wants to Create Registry for Drone Hobbyists

November 23rd, 2015 | by

There are thousands of drone hobbyists around the United States who like to fly their drones around different places. The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to create a new database that would feature a registry of all of these drone hobbyists.

This new registry would require people to register with their names and addresses while their drones would be marked with unique numbers for identification purposes. The FAA is not asking people to pay any more during the registration process. This would help to identify those who might fly drones into illegal areas or possibly in the way of various forms of aircraft.

This would apply to people who own drones that are more than nine ounces in weight.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is hoping to file a dissenting opinion. This could include added points that could be used like whether or not a drone can actually fly higher than the 400-foot limit that the FAA has imposed on them.

Source: USA Today