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Top Reasons to Register Your Drone (from Hobbyists to Video Crews)

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The minute you send an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) into the air, you’re officially an aviator just like the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart before you. That’s why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring all UAVs to be registered.

Here’s why it’s time to go ahead and register that drone:

It’s Cheap

If you purchased that drone, you can swing the five bucks it costs to register it. Seriously.

It’s Easy

Hobbyists can register online with just their name, address, email address, and a credit/debit card.

For video crews and other commercial operators, it’s a little harder, but we did the up-front work for you in this post.

It’s Safe(r)

With millions of new aircraft competing for airspace and pilots reporting drone sightings from the cockpit, the FAA wants to decrease illegal activity and make sure people are flying responsibly. Registered drones will be marked with a tracking number in case of collisions or other violations.

Jail Doesn’t Sound Fun

The FAA isn’t playing. This is the law of the land now and violations could land you some big fines and possible jail time.

You’re A Professional

With your fun new title of aviator comes a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re just enjoying a scenic flight or are a video crew for hire, people are going to want to know you’re playing by the rules.

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