Drone registration deadline Friday

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Indianapolis, Ind. (February 18, 2016) – The Federal Aviation Administration’s deadline for drone owners to register their aircraft is Friday, February 19th.

Anyone who uses a drone for recreational or hobby purposes must pay $5 and the registration is good for three years. This is for drones that weigh between 0.55 and 55 pounds.

“The FAA can issue civil penalties up to $27,500 for failure to register an aircraft, because drones are considered, by definition, an aircraft” said Robert Duncan, attorney with Norris Choplin Schroeder LLP.  “And in the case of a criminal act, you can have a fine up to $250,000 and/or three years of imprisonment.”

You must give your name, email address, home address and a valid credit or debit card to register. Once registered, you’ll be given an ID that must be put on your drones.

If you have multiple drones, you only need to register once.

Duncan says, earlier this week, there were 342,000 registrations already filed with the FAA and that’s more registrations than for manned aircraft in the United States.

Click here to register your drone.