FAA Rules on Recreational Drone Registry Struck Down — Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

Appeals court finds agency lacked authority to require registration

A federal appeals court stated on Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration can’t require hobbyists to register their recreational drones and model aircraft. Drone registration was prompted by reports of the unmanned craft flying near traditional aircraft, including airliners at some of the largest U.S. airports. The registration system went into effect Dec. 21, 2015. Photo: Matt Rourke /Associated Press / Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Photo: Matt Rourke /Associated Press

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May 19, 2017 3:47 p.m. ET

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule requiring recreational drone owners to register their devices with the government.

The rule, rolled out in late 2015, instructed owners of virtually all consumer drones—other than those weighing about half a pound or less—to register for a unique identification number to affix to their aircraft before flying them.

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One Response to “FAA Rules on Recreational Drone Registry Struck Down — Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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