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FAA Drone Task Force Issues Regulation Recommendations

The report outlines a registration procedure for drones larger than 250 grams.

The Verge

The task force of private companies and interest groups charged by the Federal Aviation Administration with coming up with recommendations for new drone regulations has issued its final report. None of what is in this report is automatically going to become official policy, but the recommendations are likely to carry a lot of weight with the regulators.

The most important recommendations in the new document deal with which drones need to be registered and how that registration will work. The task force found that drones under 250 grams, or about .55 pounds, do not pose a substantial threat to human life, even if they were to fall from the sky, and so they do not need to be registered. For everything above .55 pounds, the group recommended a three-part system of registration.

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