Over the last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made great strides toward integrating unmanned aircraft UAS – otherwise called “drones” – into the nation’s airspace. The first step took place last December 21, when a new, web-based drone registration system went online.
Over the last year, the system has registered more than 616,000 owners and individual drones. As part of the process, applicants receive and must acknowledge some basic safety information. That means more than 600,000 drone operators now have the basic aviation knowledge to keep themselves and their friends and neighbors safe when they fly.