If you own a drone and live in the United States, today is your last day to register with the federal government—at least, if you’re planning on complying with its new and controversial regulations for small remote-control aircraft.
The rules, introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration in December, have been harshly criticized by hobbyists, who see them as a disproportionate crackdown on a technology whose dangers have been routinely exaggerated. Which of course leads to the obvious question:
What will happen to hobbyist drone pilots that fail to comply?
In all likelihood, the answer is “probably nothing.”
More fan mail for the FAA. This article looks at the rocky start the FAA has brought on itself, pointing at the AMA reaction and now the TechFreedom suit for skipping the public comment period.