As of December 21 (yesterday), the Federal Aviation Administration requires all recreational users, flying drones that weigh over .55 pounds (pretty much any drone with a camera on it) to register their drone in the FAA's database.
To register your drone, click here.
To learn more about the new FAA law, click here.
Southern Oregon Drone's Jones Bikes video is now featured on Outside Online's website. This is a huge honor, as Outside is one of the nation's leading outdoor publications.
Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think! After watching the video, you will definitely want to check out Jones Bikes... yes, they are everything that Jeff makes them out to be - truly a revolutionary design. Check out one of his bikes in the photo below... nothing else quite like it!
The FAA has issued a drone checklist just in time for the holidays. Be sure to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the drone checklist, and be sure to include it with your drone gifts to others this season!
November 16 – Unmanned aircraft users should know they probably won’t need help registering their drones when the system is in place.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there's no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number.
Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them.
The Task Force assigned to provide FAA Administrator Michael Huerta with recommendations on the registration process is still days away from delivering this information. But at least one company is already offering to help people register their drones for a fee.
Speaking to the Task Force two weeks ago, Administrator Huerta told the group to provide guidance on a streamlined unmanned aircraft registration process that will be simple and easy to complete, and which types of UAS would need to be registered and which would not. The Task Force agreed and is working on recommendations for a system that is similar to registering any newly purchased product with its manufacturer as well as a minimum weight for unmanned aircraft that must be registered.
Drone owners should visit FAA.gov for official updates on the unmanned aircraft registry.