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UAS Registration Deadline

Drone Registration

Drone Registration Deadline

The deadline date to register your UAS with the FAA is February 19, 2016.

If your aircraft weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 g) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg), and you’ve been flying it outdoors or plan to fly it outdoors for hobby or recreation, federal law requires you to register by this Friday, February 19, 2016.  http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

If you fly an UAS, you are considered a pilot and should know the basic safety rules.

know Before You Fly http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

Also, Back to the basics is a good summary http://digitalaviators.blogspot.com/2015/10/fly-rightback-to-basics_28.html

FAA Require Registration Of All Drones

The FAA has announced that all drones will need to be registered.

Drone

FAA Drone Registration

Not all of the details have been ironed out.   But the main concern is that Christmas is right around the corner and Drones will be the big selling item this year.   It is so important to keep our airways safe!   This registration is already a requirement for those people or companies having the Section 333 exemption.     The registration system is scheduled to be in force by November 20, 2015.   That is a huge undertaking in my opinion.   Forbes explains the press conference.

It is imperative that the FAA find solutions to keeping our airways safe.    I myself have seen many post regarding people flying irresponsibly.   I am proud to surround myself with professionals in the UAV (drone)  industry that make an effort to be safe.   I hope to start reaching out to others to “fly right”  and be available for people to learn the proper, safe way to fly.

Drones for commercial use

Flying for Fun

FAA is now allowing people to file for exemption to fly a UAV (Drone) for commercial purposes (through April 24 2015).  I am excited for the new possibilities.  To not be able to use a Drone for commercial purposes is ridiculous and is one of my biggest frustrations.  Our country is about “free enterprise”. Someone can film or take photos from a camera, but you put it on a drone and now you can’t sell it in any way.  Maybe I would feel better if someone could show me where on the FAA web site that it tells  the reasoning for this?   Yes… we need to fly responsibly, but to not be able to make a profit from the photos taken is ridiculous!   Not even from monetizing them on Youtube.  This is an article on the AMA web site regarding a company that was contacted by the FAA for monetizing their video on Youtube.  http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2015/03/27/wiley-rein-faa-grounding-commercial-uas-on-websites-youtube/#comment-1652 (more…)