Tomorrow will be an interesting day in the drone world. If the FAA is on track, we should see their recommendations outlining drone registration. There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere discussing the how, what and why behind the FAA’s ambitious plan to create a drone registration system in time for the holidays.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s task force on drone registration will recommend that the agency require drone operators to obtain a single registration number, but will not require unique identification of individual drones, according to people familiar with the matter, including one member of the FAA task force.
The FAA task force is expected to put out recommendations on Friday outlining drone registration, and this one critical detail in the registration process had been unknown amid heated debate in the aviation community. It was earlier reported that the task force would recommend that people who own drones weighing more than 250 grams (about the weight of a can of soda) register with the government.
Since that news, drone makers, pilots, business owners using drones and others have questioned how the registration process should work. By far the most contentious issue has been whether every single drone sold and operated would require the owner to obtain a unique registration number.