Drone registration looms as task force outlines its recommendations

The Federal Aviation Administration’s specially formed task force has just delivered a set of recommendations on how best to implement a drone registry aimed at helping  to maintain order in U.S. skies and encourage responsible flying.

The agency said recently the goal of the task force was to come up with a framework of rules to “ensure accountability by creating a traceable link between aircraft and owner, and to encourage the maximum levels of regulatory compliance by making the registration process as simple as possible.”

Consisting of a range of companies from drone makers to retailers that sell the remotely controlled flying machines, the task force on Monday recommended a simple registration system offered via a website and app. It suggested owners submit only their name and address, while additional information such as email address and phone numbers could be optional.


Dr. Hans Mumm