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

Aerial Neighborhood Watch of Ahwatukee, Arizona in Thermal Vision

 

The above video was filmed with a FLIR thermal imaging camera and DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone over the town of Ahwatukee, Arizona. This is an example of how aerial surveillance and thermal imaging can be used as part of a neighborhood watch program to monitor criminal and environmental activity during low visible and night hours. With the exception of privacy issues some residents may feel, the benefits of using UAVs with high end thermal cameras for monitoring neighborhoods outweigh the disadvantages of public surveillance by covering more ground with minimum effort and costs. How do you feel about drones monitoring neighborhood activity?

Check out our recommended line of FLIR thermal cameras for aerial surveillance

Video by Jeremy Whittaker
Learn more about video surveillance at VelocitySolutionsGroup