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FAA wants all drones over 250 grams registered with the government

Drone registration strikes again, with the FAA recommending all drones over 250 grams to be registered with the government
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 24, 2015 12:31 pm

Now that private companies like Google, GoPro, DJI and Amazon have submitted their recommendations to the FAA about drone registration, the group has hit back saying that all drones over 250 grams should be registered with the government.




This registration would be similar to car registration, where the owner's name and street address are noted down. The registration process would possibly include an educational presentation about when, and where to fly your drone. The FAA thinks that if a drone falls out of the sky and causes damage, or possibly hurts or even kills someone, the authorities would be able to track down its owner.


The task force recommends that the drone registration process to be electronic, with an API that would allow owners to register their drone through the device's app if the manufacturer includes that ability.


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