How To Register Your Drone With the FAA
We are going to walk you through the process of how to register your drone with the FAA in these simple steps below.
The FAA requires that all unmanned aircraft greater than .55 pounds and less than 55 pounds be registered with the FAA and given a registration number. You can do this by either registering online or using a paper-based registration process.
After you have passed the Part 107 Exam, there are a few steps you should follow to ensure your drone is properly registered.
Steps to Register Your Drone
The first thing you will want to do, is visit https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/register
Once you have arrived at the DroneZone Portal:
- Visit https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/register
- Create an account by providing your email and setting up a password
- Register your drone as an individual or business
- Once you receive your unique registration number, make sure to print out a label and attach it to your drone where it is easily accessible.
UAV’s flown not as model aircraft must be registered individually by the owner. Each registration is only $5, so it will not break the bank to be an aerial pilot.
Friendly Reminder: You must have the FAA drone registration certificate in your possession when flying, and are required to show it to any federal, state, or local law enforcement officer. Additionally, if you are selling your drone be sure to unregister the drone within your FAA DroneZone Account.
Once your drone is registered you are free to fly; under certain regulations of course. If you have not already acquired your FAA Part 107 Drone License, we highly recommend if for any pilot that is looking to improve their skills and become a safer, more professional drone operator.
Learn more about why the Part 107 License is becoming a necessity as a drone pilot HERE.