Registration Begins On December 21 2015 First 30 Days Are Free

Registration Begins On December 21 2015 First 30 Days Are Free


RegistrationBegins on December 21, 2015, First 30 Days are Free

WASHINGTON –TheU.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-basedaircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft(UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-boardcameras.

TheRegistration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAAAdministrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary AnthonyFoxx on November 21. The rule incorporates many of the task forcerecommendations.

Makeno mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiast are aviators, and with thattitle comes a great deal of responsibility,” said U.S.Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Registration gives us anopportunity to work with these users to operate their unmannedaircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into theculture of safety and responsibility that defines Americaninnovation.”

Registrationis a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft.  Underthis rule, any owner of a small UAS who has previously operated anunmanned aircraft exclusively as a model aircraft prior to December21, 2015, must register no later than February 19, 2016. Owners ofany other UAS purchased for use as a model aircraft after December21, 2015 must register before the first flight outdoors. Owners mayuse either the paper-based process or the new streamlined, web-basedsystem.  Owners using the new streamlined web-based system mustbe at least 13 years old to register.

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Registrantswill need to provide their name, home address and e-mail address.Upon completion of the registration process, the web application willgenerate a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownershipthat will include a unique identification number for the UAS owner,which must be marked on the aircraft.

Ownersusing the model aircraft for hobby or recreation will only have toregister once and may use the same identification number for all oftheir model UAS. The registration is valid for three years.

Thenormal registration fee is $5, but in an effort to encourage as manypeople as possible to register quickly, the FAA is waiving this feefor the first 30 days (from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan 20, 2016).

Weexpect hundreds of thousands of model unmanned aircraft will bepurchased this holiday season,” said FAA Administrator Huerta.“Registration gives us the opportunity to educate these newairspace users before they fly so they know the airspace rules andunderstand they are accountable to the public for flyingresponsibly.”

Theonline registration system does not yet support registration of smallUAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation – forexample, using an unmanned aircraft in connection with a business.The FAA is developing enhancements that will allow such onlineregistrations by spring of 2016.

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