Aspen Times Weekly: FAA Drone Rules |

Aspen Times Weekly: FAA Drone Rules

by Stephen Regenold

Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration began enforcing registration requirements and regulations for small unmanned aircrafts, a.k.a. drones. The new rules create a degree of accountability for users of drones, including hobbyists and professionals alike.

It’s not a light topic. If you own and fly a drone you could be subject to “civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register a drone and do not register,” the FAA cites.

Fortunately, for non-professionals it’s easy to get official. Simply go here ( and walk through the process.

Name, home address, and e-mail are required, and then the FAA will generate a “Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership” with a unique identification number. You attach this number to your aircraft.

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