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So do we have to register our drones now

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by rogerdp, Oct 20, 2015.

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  1. rogerdp

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    Just saw something in the news on having to register our drones is this happening now and will it cost
     
  2. Gizmoh

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  3. bobmyers

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    Cost equals tax...everything the government does means collecting more of your hard earned money to support bureaucracy
     
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  4. rwakins

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    I'm afraid that if you do register the government would than come back and make you show proof of insurance,
     
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    If we fly in an open area & safe zone where no one could get hurt, should not worry too much.
     
  7. Phantom3Jim

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    Just seen on the news on my phn here at work that the FAA is and has sent Letters of possible Fines for Drone Flyer's posting their Video's on YouTube,citing Commercialism.any stock in this?
     
  8. BigAl07

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    If that is current video that reporter is seriously lacking in research skills. That was dropped many months ago.

    They "Say" commercial operations are illegal but to date they have only gone after drone operators who were operating in a commercial manner and doing so unsafely. Reasearch SkyPan+FAA.

    Here's my 2 cents (Take it for what you paid for it LOL):

    If your aircraft can travel over 400' high, can fly more than 500' laterally and weighs more than 1lb then I think it should be registered. If the aircraft is able to operate within the same space as manned aircraft it should also have to operate with the same registration etc. It costs less than $20 and only takes a few minutes of your time. If you don't want to register don't buy the aircraft.
     
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  9. Meta4

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    Not much.
    The story is from March 2015 when one FAA official overstepped his authority.
    The FAA clarified the situation soon after.
    Read all about it here:
    FAA Admits That They Shouldn't Be Ordering People To Delete Drone Videos
     
  10. Phantom3Jim

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    Good info,thx.I have no problem when it's time to register.I fly safe and responsible.irritating that there's idiots that don't care if they tarnish our hobby and enjoyment.
     
  11. ianwood

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    Closed. This does not belong in the P3 section. And please search. There are numerous threads on this already.
     
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