FAA Warns Drone Operators: Don’t Get Scammed on Drone Regist…

Drone registration is turning into a sizzling button matter in Washington nowadays, as lawmakers hear testimony from the FAA and different federal companies over the necessity for higher safety measures – together with a common registration requirement for all drone pilots.

Registering on the FAA web site is as quick and straightforward as any authorities interplay might be – lower than 5 minutes with minimal information enter.  But because the FAA tries to encourage operators to register, they’re additionally warning them to not get scammed by folks making an attempt to earn a living from the method.

“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to warn drone owners – especially hobbyists—about people offering to “help” register their drones with the company. The FAA Drone Zone is all you want – and it prices solely $5.00,” says a latest company launch.

The scammers make it appear to be you need assistance to register – and that’s not solely dishonest, however contributes to the all too frequent false impression {that a} “registration” and a “license” are the identical factor, or that registration confers some form of authorization.

“There are a number of entities that offer to help drone owners and operators file an application for a registration number,” says the FAA. “Some attempt to mimic the look of the FAA’s website with similar graphic design and even the FAA logo, or suggest they are somehow “approved” by the company. They aren’t – and you possibly can be losing your cash.”

To make clear, registration – one quantity for your whole drones in case you are a leisure flyer – prices solely $5. and takes solely 5 minutes.  Like registering a automotive, drone registration doesn’t educate you the way or license you to fly it; it’s NOT the identical factor as a Part 107 Remote Pilot’s license.  However, the FAA registration web site does additionally present data and lots of sources about flight security guidelines.

“We strongly advise you to avoid registering your unmanned aircraft anywhere but at the FAA Drone Zone,” clarifies the FAA.  “It’s the only way to make sure your drone is legally registered and that you’ve gotten your money’s worth.”

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, an expert drone companies market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone business and the regulatory surroundings for drones. Miriam has a level from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising and marketing for brand spanking new applied sciences.
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