Small drone registry to be reinstated

The FAA’s authority to compel owners of small drones to register them is about to be reinstated, thanks to a provision in the NDAA, which passed Congress last week and is awaiting the President’s signature. Specifically, the provision enables the FAA to reinstate the registration requirement for unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and more than 0.55 pounds. That requirement was struck down by a federal court of appeals ruling in July.