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FAA Task Force Recommends New UAS Registration Process

Discussion in 'News' started by LuvMyTJ, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. LuvMyTJ

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    The Department of Transportation (DOT) created a registration task force (RTF) in October to submit recommendations to the FAA on the registration requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

    Here are the key points from the report:​
    • All UAS weighing more than 250 grams (~½ pound) must be registered prior to flight. Most UAS, including Skycatch UAS, exceed 250 grams.​
    • The proposed registration process will be a free, electronic or app-based system, which will provide the registrant with an electronic certificate of registration and a universal registration number that can be applied to all UAS owned by the registrant.​
    • Moving forward, commercial UAS operators should be permitted to use either the existing FAA registration system or the new, electronic/app-based system.​
    It’s important to note the FAA must still review the recommendations, then draft and issue a final ruling before the new registration requirements will take effect.

    FAA REPORT
     
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  2. mjw

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    hopefully they drop the really dumb requirement for commercial use of having to get a sports pilots license - awaiting 333 approval - been on docket since 11/2
     
  3. LuvMyTJ

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    I agree. I hope they allow training or a certification vs. an actual full scale pilots license.
     
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    We can't know for sure until it's made law, but it seems from what we're hearing, they're going in the direction of the "minimum" of things they might have done.
     
  5. LuvMyTJ

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    Well at least one FPV drone will not need to be registered due to the 1/2 pound weight limit - Carbon Flyer

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  6. mjw

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    Pardon my ignorance but what does FPV mean? Never mind, I forgot there was a acronym forum -
     
  7. LuvMyTJ

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    Yeah, first person view. :) It's actually a pretty cool craft. If it were a bit cheaper I would get one for fun.
     
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    It's a toy, so it should be priced as such. It's $29.99 at the most. Exactly how far do they think you can go on Bluetooth to justify that price tag?:rolleyes:
     
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    The Carbon flyer? They claim 240' range. It's a pimped out paper airplane... Good for kids. :)