Hobby Drone Operator Registration coming back?

Hobby Drone Operator Registration coming back?
November 10, 2017 No Comments Drone Laws,FAA,Public Safety Tim Trott

(From Small UAV Coalition)

WASHINGTON, DC – November 10, 2017 – House and Senate negotiators unveiled a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes a provision to reinstate the registration requirement for recreational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operators. The Small UAV Coalition applauds Congress for restoring Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authority to maintain a national UAS registry.

On May 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated a FAA rule requiring registration of recreational operators. The Coalition was among those industry stakeholders that called for ensuring FAA authority to maintain reasonable oversight of all UAS operations, including a registry. Providing a mechanism to identify all UAS operating in the national airspace is critical to ensuring safe integration and unleashing the potential for increased and expanded commercial UAS operations.

The Coalition thanks Congress for recognizing the need to restore accountability as a means of facilitating the safe, widespread, and expeditious integration of UAS into the national airspace.

For more information on the Small UAV Coalition, please visit www.smalluavcoalition.org, contact press@smalluavcoalition.org, or follow @smallUAVs on Twitter.

(d) Restoration of rules for registration and marking of unmanned aircraft.—The rules adopted by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in the matter of registration and marking requirements for small unmanned aircraft (FAA-2015-7396; published on December 16, 2015) that were vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Taylor v. Huerta (No. 15-1495; decided on May 19, 2017) shall be restored to effect on the date of enactment of this Act.


Comment:
This is something that will be welcomed by law enforcement tasked with responding to drone complaints and being hampered in identifying the owner of offending ‘drones”.

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Tim Trott Tim Trott is an FDLE certified instructor (#329775), and Certified Remote Pilot. and also passed the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction and Ground School exam and was granted one of the first 400 Section 333 Exemptions. As a writer, Tim has several books and e-books on Amazon.com, including FAA 107 UAG Remote Pilot Study Guide, The Droner's Guide (#15 in its category) and Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Kirby 'Sky King' Grant. Many of these courses are available for on-site training through TrainingForceUSA.com. Tim Trott has conducted training courses in Boston, Mass., Texas City and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Valencia Community College in Orlando, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee, and Gulf Coast Public Service Academy in Panama City, Florida. Between online and on-site training, Tim Trot has trained close to 1,000 students in various aspects of small Umanned Aircraft Systems operation.