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FAA Announces Drone Registration, But Further Regulations Still Needed

By Leischen Stelter
If you unwrap a drone this Christmas, before you take it out for its maiden flight you must first register the aircraft with the government. Starting on December 21, individuals who own a drone—more accurately called an unmanned aircraft system (UAS)—will be required to pay to register the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). While registering aircraft may be a first step towards regulating these devices, this doesn’t begin to address the issues of where and how drones can be operated, nor who’s going to enforce legal drone operation.

FAA Addresses Threats of Drones to the Nation’s Airspace

There are more than 100 sightings or close calls between aircraft and drones every month. Pilots of both planes and drones are lucky that, to date, there hasn’t been a midair collision. AMU faculty member Anthony Galante, who is also a trained airline pilot and the director of training for the Unmanned Safety Institute, discusses why drones make him nervous every time he flies. Read more about the government's effort to regulate recreational drones and some of the specifics that still must be answered to keep the nation's airspace safe.