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FAA rc registration in the UK ???

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Post by andy-kaz on Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:40 am

Anybody heard if this will eventually be coming to the UK...


FAA RC Registration - FAQ by FliteTest

Posted: December 14, 2015

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If you own a drone, you must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry. A federal law effective December 21, 2015 requires unmanned aircraft registration, and you are subject to civil and criminal penalties if you do not register.

FAQ

Do I need to register my hobby RC airplanes or "toy" quadcopters?


Yes. "Registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft.  Under this rule, any owner of a small UAS who has previously operated an unmanned aircraft exclusively as a model aircraft prior to December 21, 2015, must register no later than February 19, 2016."

Any aircraft over 0.55 pounds and under 55 pounds qualifies and must be registered.

Do I have to register each of my RC aircraft separately?
No. For those of you who have dozen's of aircraft, you register once as a pilot you will receive a registration number that must be displayed on all of your aircraft. As a pilot you will need to give your name, home address and email address.  

Does it cost?
Yes and no. There will be a $5 fee for registering that is good for 3 years. However as a big 30 day push from (from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan 20, 2016) to get as many people as possible registered they will be "refunding" the $5 to anyone who registers in this time frame.

Well what if I don't?
"Failure to register an aircraft may result in regulatory and criminal sanctions. The FAA may assess civil penalties up to $27,500. Criminal penalties include fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years."

Why is the FAA doing this now?

“We expect hundreds of thousands of model unmanned aircraft will be purchased this holiday season,” said FAA Administrator Huerta. “Registration gives us the opportunity to educate these new airspace users before they fly so they know the airspace rules and understand they are accountable to the public for flying responsibly.”
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Re: FAA rc registration in the UK ???

Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:15 am

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is the equivalent of our CAA whether the CAA in conjunction with the BMFA will follow this route on this side of the pond is at this moment unknown as far as I am aware. It doesn't sound too draconian as drafted above.

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Re: FAA rc registration in the UK ???

Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:41 am

Everyone on FB has got there nickers in a twist over this. what will be will be. Personaly Ive no problem with it.

Intrestingly most of the negative reactions have come from fixed wing fliers that were calling for it for drones lol,

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Re: FAA rc registration in the UK ???

Post by andy-kaz on Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:47 pm

No idea, just seen it this morning. by the looks of it, it wont effect anybody. just a £5 fee every 3 years and some stickers to put on models.
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