The task force making recommendations regarding Drone Registration have published a paper outlining their findings.
The USDRA, while not on the advisory panel, did submit a paper to the panel recommending a very easy, self serve registration process, and it looks like the task force has come through with a well thought out, balanced set of guidelines for the FAA to use when implementing the process.
Some brief notes – again, these are recommendations, not ‘rules’. They have not been adopted into law yet…
- Drones less than 250g are exempt
- Registration is immediate and free. An online form with a name and an address will get you a registration number, which you can apply to your sUAS and go flying immediately.
- Registrants must be at least 13 years old
- A serial number is not required, so home built craft may be registered, as long as the registration number is easily visible on the craft.
The full PDF is available on the FAA website.