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Theppgcowboy
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I am confused. Depending on where I search, I get mixed messages. So as a new Mavic owner in the US, and for personal use, is it required? Thanks.
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Kevin_d
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If you are referring to FAA registration in the US I think the answer is yes. See here: https://registermyuas.faa.gov/
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M.C. Pilot
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Yes that's correct. Needs to be registered.

See link:

https://registermyuas.faa.gov/
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Theppgcowboy
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If  you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a decision issued today by a federal court in Washington, D.C.

The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012. That law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, prohibited the FAA from passing any rules on the operation of model aircraft — in other words, rules that restrict how non-commercial hobbyist drone operators fly.

Now, if a person buys a new drone to fly for fun, they no longer have to register that aircraft with the FAA. But if flying for commercial purposes, drone buyers still need to register.

The lawsuit was won by John Taylor, a model aircraft enthusiast, who brought the case against the FAA in January 2016

The above is what is confusing me.
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Virgil Quick
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Mandatory registration, which started at the end of 2015, was put on hold earlier this year over a legal issue. But it was reinstated on December 12 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law by President Trump.
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DJI Thor
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Please refer to the drone regulations in the US, hope it helps. https://www.faa.gov/uas/
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Theppgcowboy
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Question answered. Thanks guys.
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AEM74
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People keep mentioning that it's not mandatory anymore but it just got put into effect that you have to have it registered recently. Just pay $5 and slap a label with the serial number inside where the battery is held. It won't be visible and it's pretty straightforward and will save you a lot of headache if a cop starts poking around when you're flying.
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apeyton
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What about non-Americans coming to the USA for a vacation?   Are we required to register our drones in the US even though we don't have a US address?
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Jyunte
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Theppgcowboy Posted at 2018-1-3 18:09
If  you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a decision issued today by a federal court in Washington, D.C.

The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012. That law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, prohibited the FAA from passing any rules on the operation of model aircraft — in other words, rules that restrict how non-commercial hobbyist drone operators fly.

As others have already pointed out, the above is incorrect. Registration *is* once again required.

See this thread to have all your registration questions answered by the FAA and the AMA.
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Tviscomi
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apeyton Posted at 2018-1-4 03:29
What about non-Americans coming to the USA for a vacation?   Are we required to register our drones in the US even though we don't have a US address?

As per FAA website:

Everyone, including foreign nationals and tourists, who operate a UAS for hobby or recreational purposes outdoors in the U.S. must use the FAA’s online registration system. These non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent U.S. residents will receive the same registration certificate as U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents. However, this certificate will function as a “recognition of ownership” document. This document is required by the Department of Transportation for foreign nationals to operate legally in the US.
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Woe
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This is great information. Thanks guys
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Air Jorge
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You must register .....not the mavic
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Locoman
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Theppgcowboy Posted at 2018-1-3 18:09
If  you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a decision issued today by a federal court in Washington, D.C.

The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012. That law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, prohibited the FAA from passing any rules on the operation of model aircraft — in other words, rules that restrict how non-commercial hobbyist drone operators fly.

Better get your facts straight before posting.
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Eagle_Eye
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Guys, it's only $5 where talking about here......rather risk it ?
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Tviscomi
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Eagle_Eye Posted at 2018-1-4 05:02
Guys, it's only $5 where talking about here......rather risk it ?

And the $5 is for every/all of your UAV platforms
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Eagle_Eye
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Tviscomi Posted at 2018-1-4 05:19
And the $5 is for every/all of your UAV platforms

EXACTLY!!!!!
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apeyton
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Eagle_Eye Posted at 2018-1-4 05:02
Guys, it's only $5 where talking about here......rather risk it ?

I think you're right.  I don't want any problems spoiling my vacation!
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A CW
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Drone registration will also become mandatory in the UK later this year. At $5 for 3 years in the US thats less than 4 cents a week - practically nothing. I hope the UK government charge the same...
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Theppgcowboy
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Thanks for all the input guys.
Locoman, I can only assume you did not read the last sentence of that post.

Fly safe
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JVC
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US$ 5.00 valid for 3 years as of August 31st, 2018. Sds,
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