Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

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  1. ronjor

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    I had already registered mine. Does this mean we can remove the serial number they gave it when we registered?
     
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    Might take a while for the FAA to catch up with this ruling, so I don't know yet.
     
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    Let the buzzing begin :cool:
     
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    FAA offers to refund drone registration fees and wipe details
     
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    "New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties For Drunk Droning

    New Jersey state legislators approved a ban on operating drones while inebriated on Monday, approving legislation that would punish drunk or high pilots with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine 39-0 in the State Senate and 65-0 in the State Assembly..."

    https://gizmodo.com/new-jersey-legislators-approve-penalties-for-drunk-dron-1821897877
     
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    Is a drone any rc aircraft, even toys?
     
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    The No Drinking while Droning Law defines a drone as follows

    “'Unmanned aircraft' means an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft."

    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A9999/5205_I1.HTM

    The N.J. Drone Law does not define aircraft.

    There are two general definitions of "aircraft":

    Websters: a vehicle that is capable of flight
    ("a vehicle is a machine that can carry/transport people or goods.")

    Oxford Dictionary: a machine that is capable of flight

    This Law is clearly not aimed aimed at "vehicles."

    Sooo, while it is not a good idea to fly a R/C toy airplane while under the influence in any state, it appears that there will be a risk of being found guilty of committing a legal infraction to fly a R/C toy airplane while under the influence in New Jersey.
     
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    Coming Soon to a Front Porch Near You: Package Delivery Via Drone
     
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    US court upholds FAA drone regulations
     
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    "Want to make six figures? Try being a drone pilot

    Despite what some call an oversaturated market, these freelance drone pilots say they’re making more than $100,000 a year...

    'You can earn a couple hundred bucks for a package of real estate photos,' said Denver-based drone pilot Vic Moss, who is also a co-owner of the online community Drone U. 'Flying drones part-time can earn you $500 or $600 a week, and by flying full-time, you can make six-figures annually. Flying for big name companies can net you $3,500 a day.'...”

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-make-six-figures-try-being-a-drone-pilot-2018-08-10
     
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