Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration

 

If you own a drone, you must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry.

A federal law effective December 21, 2015 requires unmanned aircraft registration, and you are subject to civil and criminal penalties if you do not register.

Register before January 20, 2016 and your $5 registration fee will be refunded!

Only individual recreational or hobby users who meet U.S. citizenship requirements are able to register their unmanned aircraft using this new streamlined web-based process. This new, faster and easier system will be available for other UAS owners soon.

As stated by the UAS Registration Q&A, Failure to register an aircraft may result in regulatory and criminal sanctions. The FAA may assess civil penalties up to $27,500. Criminal penalties include fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years.

Registration helps ensure safety – for you, others on the ground, and manned aircraft. UAS pose new security and privacy challenges and must be traceable in the event of an incident. It will also help enable the return of your UAS should it be lost.

However, only individual recreational or hobby users who meet U.S. citizenship requirements are able to register their unmanned aircraft using this new streamlined web-based process. This new, faster and easier system will be available for other UAS owners soon.

For more information visit: www.faa.gov/uas/registration

FLIR VUE Pro Thermal 640×480 Comparison: 9mm, 13mm, 19mm

Last week we compared the FLIR VUE Pro cameras side-by-side.
This video shows the difference in Field of View for the VUE Pro 640×480 9mm, 13mm and 19mm.

The 19mm image is 32°(H) x 26°(W) FoV.
The 13mm image is 45°(H) x 37°(W) FoV.
The 9mm image is 69°(H) x 56°(W) FoV.

The FLIR VUE Pro specifications can be viewed here.