If you currently own, or plan to buy a drone, you'll want to check out the new ruling from the FAA about the flight regulations. Earlier this year the FAA proposed new regulations to be put in place for these aircraft, and now the new rules are in effect. Under this statute, any aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including the on-board cameras and other payloads must be registered. If you are purchasing a new unit, you'll need to register prior to your first flight, but existing owners will get a little bit of slack.
The first 30 days of registration are free, and then you'll be required to pay $5 after that. If you are already flying, or plan to be flying any of these aircraft, you'll want to make sure that you register it in time.
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The stupid part is this wasn't a problem for decades, and all of a sudden it is... I remember in the early 1990s having a radio controlled helicopter. That's an unmanned aircraft. This entire thing is BS and was only done for greedy reasons. Now the government can charge registration fees.
Who down voted this? What I said is true, it's even in the article; $5 per unmanned aircraft is being charged to register these things. It's all just a ploy to get more money out of us.
So if a have a 56lb. drone I don't have to register?
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