“Registration gives us an opportunity to work
with these users to operate their unmanned
aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these
new aviators into the culture of safety and
responsibility that defines American
Registration is a statutory requirement that
applies to all aircraft.
Under this rule, any owner of a small UAS
who has previously operated an unmanned aircraft
exclusively as a model aircraft prior to
December 21, 2015, must register no later than
February 19, 2016.
Owners of any other UAS purchased for use as a
model aircraft after December 21, 2015 must
register before the first flight outdoors.
Owners may use either the paper-based process or
the new streamlined, web-based system.
Owners using the new streamlined
web-based system must be at least 13 years old
Registrants will need to provide their name,
home address and e-mail address. Upon completion
of the registration process, the web application
will generate a Certificate of Aircraft
Registration/Proof of Ownership that will
include a unique identification number for the
UAS owner, which must be marked on the aircraft.