Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday January 22, 2016

Nearly 300,000 Recreational Drone Owners In U.S. Database

While not the one million that some people predicted, 300,000 registered drone owners is nothing to sneeze at. It makes you wonder how many drones haven't been registered yet.

Nearly 300,000 recreational drone owners have registered their unmanned aircraft in a new federal database intended to help address a surge of rogue drone flights near airports and public venues, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration said 295,306 owners registered in the 30-day period after the registry was launched on Dec. 21 and obtained an FAA identification number that must be displayed on their aircraft.