FAA: There Are Now More Registered Drones In U.S. Than Manned Aircraft

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WASHINGTON — More than 337,000 drone owners have registered with the FAA. Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors. People who previously operated their UAS must register by February 19, 2016. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties.

The registration costs $5. Your registration is valid for three years. Once you receive a registration number, you can use it on all of your unmanned aircraft if they meet the online registration criteria. You must mark the registration number on all aircraft you own.

Register your drone here.

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