The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that drone hobbyists across the country will need to register their unmanned aircrafts if they weigh over 9 ounces.
Owner of an unmanned drone would need to provide a name, a physical address, and an email address with the FAA.
Those who fail to join the registry could be fined.
Is a national drone registry the best way to ensure everyone’s safety and privacy?
Brian Wynne, CEO of the association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a drones trade group with 7,500 members from government, industry and academia. He is a member of the task force that made recommendations on the registry to the FAA.
Rich Hanson, government and regulatory affairs representative at Academy of Model Aeronautics, a group representing 185,000 hobbyists nationwide and participated in the task force