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Re: You Must Register Your Unmanned Aircraft

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the big national organization that represents recreational RC fliers. They participated with the FAA and the other groups in coming up with this procedure, but they are now taking the FAA to court and are advising their members to not register before the February deadline pending resolution of their court case. As I understand it, model airplanes need to be registered if they are over 1/2 pound. The registration is the owner gives name, address and email address. They have to mark the plane some way. With the rest of aviation, it is the plane that is registered. We'll have to see how this all turns out. One of the deals is that the person is automatically guilty if an accident or such happens and they are not registered. Some will ignore it but the FAA will just fine them if they find out.