Drones no longer need to be registered with the FAA

Hey

I saw a topic by @Ummers93 but unfortunately it’s been flagged for being in the wrong category. So, continuing on, do you agree with the decision to not force drones to be registered?

Here’s a news article about it

https://www.rt.com/usa/389031-court-faa-drone-registraion/

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Thanks, Pidge.

I’m sure there could be an area covered in anti-drone techonology (Like http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4513200/British-jail-use-anti-drone-defence.html) used to reduce the area in which they’re allowed to fly.

But also, like this guy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP9KY3lNeBc)He calls atc to inform them he’s flying his drone being responsible while flying is purely in pilot’s hands.

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In my country, commercial hobby drones need not be registered.

However, heavier industry drones must be registered to my local aviation authorities.

I dont really see a point in having to register these hobby drones, instead by putting the responsibility on these hobbyist, the government saves alot of time as well.

Example: As a hobbyist, you have been told not to fly above 1000ft within 50meters of a aerodrome, by doing so, the aerodrome calls the police and get you apprehended for trespassing.

Its more effective than attempting to control all the simpler hobby models. Its the industrial ones that is going to hurt others if used irresponsibly.

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In my country (Indonesia), you aren’t allowed to use Drones within 500 metres from an Active Airport unless you have granted a permission from related authorities (KKOP Procedures). If you are caught by the police, you could be fined because of endangering lives of passengers using Airplanes

Hence why, I rarely see Drones incident in Indonesia. Particularly around Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport’s surroundings

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If the manufacturers would get together and build different versions with altitude limitations, then they could be broken into legal classes and then just require FAA registration on those that operate above “X” altitude. However, this only resolves the vertical conundrum and even then, not entirely. The horizontal quagmire of encroaching controlled airspaces or flight paths, well that’s all human input. And as we all know, there are always one or two dim bulbs in the box. So, what’s the real answer, that’s all open to each individual’s interpretation of right and wrong. But making the penalty if you’re caught interfering with real aircraft so stiff that one would think twice before trying it may be the best approach.

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Yes. I believe DJI has blacklisted areas where if you try and fly into them, it doesn’t let you. Sadly all the Chinese manufacturers and the likes are probably not going to implement that. No offence to Chinese manufacturers, it’s just majority of cheap drones are made there.

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I wouldn’t mine registering mine to the FAA still, but not needing to do so will lessen the stress.

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KCAA has blacklisted use of drones in Kenya. This its due to it not respecting the boundaries of privacy as a drone can fly in and out of someone else’s apartment without them knowing then a few hours later, a burglary occurs. Then it is proven that a drone was doing a reconnaissance of the neighborhood.

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Yes. Especially in our increasingly digital age everyone is concerned about privacy, and with drones becoming a lot more popular it has become much easier to infringe upon someone’s privacy by flying over their garden or something.

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Buy a paintgun and shoot the drones down


I’m messing. Anyway no none likes to see a drone hovering around their balcony or garden.

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If it can be ingested by an aircraft in the air or cause an air emergency it should be registered. More so to be able to track who is flying in restricted air spaces like airports or military bases.

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This is great news!!

Is it good or is it bad?
People have different opinions, I personally think it’s not a great idea as it makes a bigger risk for planes and more people can intentionally use drones for the wrong things.

I have a drone myself, but I don’t use it in the wrong way, I use it to get great views from high up.

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That’s a bit odd, I always thought there should be more regulations on dones, not less:-/

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The word “drone” bugs me. Like the Boeing 380, the media uses it to collectively describe what you would know as FPV quads. A lot of the hobbyists I work with hate this misconception and are glad to see this rule being struck down. Responsibility goes a long way, and the vast majority of people you see out there would never consider endangering or risking the lives and privacy of specific individuals. It’s common sense. If they do, then it’s a matter of picking up the phone and dialing the appropriate number.

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That’s fine. Still need a license to fly one over a certain weight so the operator knows how it responsible fly it and not fly it near big airports. There has been too many close calls with airplanes and drones near major airports.

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