Fab Lab Connect, NY, Oct. 31, 2016
Please be advised that all SAE Aero Design aircraft that fly here in the US must have a current Federal Aviation Administration drone registration and display the drone registration number on their aircraft per the FAA rules. This applies to all SAE Aero Design aircraft that weigh between 9 oz. and 55 lbs. ready to fly.
This year, the FAA has greatly improved the registration process. Non-US resident teams may now go directly to the FAA drone registration web site and register on-line. The drone registration system now accepts non-US addresses and the site can be accessed from non-US internet portals. The cost to register is $5.00 and the registration is good for a period of three years. The link to the FAA drone registration site is https://registermyuas.faa.gov/
Teams based here in the US that obtained a drone registration in 2016 can continue to use the same registration number for three years after it is issued.
If a drone is operated in the US that is not registered, the operators can be subject to substantial fines and penalties.