The wild west days of drone flight came to end earlier this year when the FAA began requiring that pilots register their aircraft with the agency. If you want to use your Unmanned Aircraft System (as the FAA calls them) for anything remotely commercial, you'll need to go a step further and pass a test. The registration is not particularly onerous, though there is a processing fee. The whole thing starts to feel a bit Kafkaesque when you get to the end and realize that you can "display" your registration number by writing it on the battery and then tucking that inside the aircraft. WAT? It's also unclear how often the regulations are going to be updated, or how the rules of flight are going to be enforced.
Sep-12-2016, 11:55:05 GMT