In a recent press release from the FAA, registration for UAS (unmanned aircraft) will begin on December 21, 2015 utilizing a web based registration process. It would appear that this registration process would not only apply to drones and multi rotors, but also ALL RC aircraft in your possession!
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.
The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on November 21. The rule incorporates many of the task force recommendations.
For more information regarding this registration process visit the following link:
The official Drone Registration Link will be located here: https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/
Drone & UAS “Questions and Answers” page: https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/faqs/
Click the following link to view the AMA’s reaction to this ruling:
The RCGroups Podcast – The FAA Update Discussion
The RCGroups Podcast about the FAA Drone Ruling
Flying Giants Forum – FAA Drone Ruling Discussion