FAA looks at possible drone regulations before Christmas

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.

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