Drones are usually thought of as toys or hobbyist aircraft. However, the FAA legally considers them aircraft, and they now have to be registered online. Here are the basic guidelines for registering recreational drones:
- Drones that weigh between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds must be registered online.
- Once registered, the drone’s operator will receive a registration number that must be placed on all applicable drones.
- The registration is valid for three years. Failing to register a drone may result in regulatory and criminal penalties.
Since the FAA considers drones to be the equivalent of manned aircraft, any attempt to damage or destroy one can result in federal penalties. Even incidental damage could expose you and your family to severe expenses for any resulting damage.
For more information on drones, contact us at Neckerman Insurance Services.