Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are very popular now a days among children to adults. Because Drones are using for many purposes today.
But there are some rules and regulations when flying drone.These rules giving by governments or local policy makers on each countries.
Today we are going to talk about every thing about Register your Drone with FAA.
Do I need to register my drone with FAA?
Simple answer is Yes. Because if you are flying your drone in a public area or outside your home and also your drone have reasonable weight (more than 0.55 pounds), it should be get registered on FAA.
Requirements to register Drone
To register your drone, you must be older 13 years or more and should be U.S citizen or legal permanent resident. You can get registered your Drone or model Aircraft from FAA.
Cost to register a drone with the FAA
Since first opening the FAA’s registration system in December 2015, more than 820,000 people have registered to fly drones. It costs $5 to register a drone, which means the FAA may have collected over $4 million in registration fees.
How to register my drone with the FAA?
Registration is easy, just follow the steps below.
2 : Fill the forum
3 : Pay the registration fee ($5)
4 : Grab the certificate and FAA registration number, that valid for three years
5 : Mark that number on your Drone.
For educational users
If you use drones or UAV’s for educational or training purposes, there are two other options to fly it safe.
Option 1: Fly under Part 107
Part 107 is list of rules to consider when before flying drones less than 55lbs In the U.S.
Also you can follow these rules and fly your drone for any purposes such as, training, for fun or business.
But before follow these rules there are few steps to continue.
Step 1: Know the rules
Before you fly the drone, you should have good knowledge about what those are.
Here the summery of 107 rules from FAA – Review a summary of the Part 107 rules (PDF) .
Step 2: Become an FAA-Certified Drone Pilot by Passing the Knowledge Test
To become a FAA-Certified Drone you have to fulfill these requirements, such as 16 + year old , fluent in English language and be in a good physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone or UAV.
Once you’ve passed your test you may good to go.
Step 3: Register your drone with the FAA
I already mentioned above.
Option 2 : Fly as UAV club or organization member.
Step 1: Register Your Drone
As I mentioned beginning of the article.
Step 2: Review the Rules
There are few rules to follow to fly on this method before flight.
- Only can use drone for fun and recreation.
- When fly the drone it should be in visual line-of-sight,
- Do not fly over 400 feet when in uncontrolled airspace (Class G)
- Never fly over the peoples head
After you get knowledge about all the rules and everything about do’s and don’t s you can fly your drone more safely without getting any trouble.
Renewing The Drone Registration Certificate
As I mentioned earlier these FAA drone registration certificate is only valid for about 3 years. If your registration
Certificate is going to expire soon, you can request renewal from FAA website via online. They will charge extra fee and get it done for you.
What happens If broke the law with using unregistered Drone ?
If something bad happen with your drone, it may result in criminal and regulatory penalties. FAA may take civil penalties u to $27k. Also criminal penalties may fines up to $250k and/or could be in jail up to three years.
Getting register your drone and become a certified drone pilot it essential to almost every drone enthusiasts, because if get in to some unwanted trouble, also registration of the drone will help you to release from law. I hope this article will help you to get information briefly about Register your drone with FAA. Thanks.
Source – https://www.faa.gov/uas/