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October 17, 2015 AT 10:40 am

BREAKING NEWS – U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered

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U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered – NBC News.

The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation, NBC news has learned.

The government has been concerned about the rise in close calls between unmanned drones and aircraft flying into and out of some of the nation’s biggest airports. The plan is expected to be announced Monday.

In July, there was a dangerously close encounter between a drone and a passenger jet with 159 people aboard setting up to land at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was just 100 feet away from the passenger jet at an altitude of 1,700 feet; normal safe separation distance is between aircraft is at least 1,000 feet.

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3 Comments

  1. I wonder how they plan on dealing with people who MAKE their own drones? This “plan” sounds like it’s full of holes, to me. Just another tax…..

  2. You are supposed to register or get a license for larger watt family radios (GMRS) but how is it actually enforced?

    Basically if you get caught flying a drone and it isn’t licensed, it may be another way to get fined or go to jail. Hopefully the regulations will produce users who are more knowledgeable and understanding of safety, regulations, etc.

  3. And once again, a few people without any common sense ruin something for the rest of us.

    Also: I still hate the use of the word “drone” in this context. I suppose it’s too much to expect journalists to use “multi-copter”, but why not “remote control aircraft”, like we always used to say? To me, “drone” is a military aircraft.

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