Medford, Ore. — Drones have gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of years, especially as a present. However, if you’re planning on buying one, there are regulations to consider.
While there aren’t many rules in place when it comes to owning a drone, there likely will be soon. The Federal Aviation Administration has appointed a task force to create regulations, aimed at improving the safety of those on the ground, and in the air.
“I’m a pilot myself, I fly real airplanes, I’d lying if I didn’t say when i get in the cockpit I don’t think about drones being around, and people being careless with them,” Ben Bachman said, owner of Rogue Aerial Productions. “I just say if you’re going to get a drone, learn what you’re doing, do some research, take some classes.”
One of those potential regulations may require owners of drones to register with the FAA. In the current proposals, drones that weigh half a pound or more would need to be registered. The FAA is hoping to get official rules in place before Christmas; They’ve set a target date of December 21.