Drone Latest News & Updates: How To Register My Drone Gift This Christmas? Details Here

By Marrianne Salvador ledesma , Updated Dec 08, 2016 11:16 PM EST

Drones have a vast range of variety. As of the moment, DJI Phantom 4 PRO is considered the most innovative along with other types of Drone. Here are what you should know if it is your aim to join the hype for Drones.

According to reports, Drones are expected to hit 2.5 million sales more or less before 2016 ends, this means that the sales of Drones will be double since 2015. Most Drones are sold for personal purposes and while this piece of technology is popular nowadays makers of Drones are certainly endless in terms of ideas on how to make their Drone standout. However, while Drones are definitely a source of happiness and fun for both kids and adult, there are certain things that a first time Drone user should bear in mind.

The FAA first recognized Drones as a new form of aircraft, requiring its users to have a pilot license before they can operate one. Luckily these requirements were amended to give way for those who are purchasing Drones as a hobby. However, here are the things that you need to do for your Christmas Drone.

The first thing you should do is to have it registered. Drones that weighs 8.8 ounces or less are not required to be registered, but it is still best to do so if you will be adding weights to it making it around 8.9 to 55 pound. On the other hand, if your Drone weights 8.9 to 55 pound you will be required to register it with FAA as a small unmanned aircraft system or sUAS, DJI Phantom 2 is an exception since it is required to be registered even if it just 2.2 pounds.

The cost for registration is one $5 and you need to be 13 years old or above, US citizen or a legal permanent resident. You will also be required to provide a credit or a debit card, a home address and an email address. You will be given a registration number that is needed to be labeled on your Drone before it flies. Here is the link for the registration site

All in all there are other things to consider, such as the do's and don'ts as well as finding a place to fly your Drone. However, above all these, enjoying your Drone this Christmas is the most important . Stay tuned for more of your "Drone" updates!

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