Drone Registration Guidelines | Everything You Need to Know!

Do you need to register your drone with the FAA? How do you do it? How much does it cost? What if I don’t register it? If you are looking for anything related to drone registration, this video is for you! (Sorry for the mistake in the first upload!)

Register here: faadronezone.faa.gov

* In the video I mention Section 333. This has been renamed to the Special Use Waiver, but is basically the same thing.

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50 Comments

  1. Rosmery P on March 20, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Do I need a “drone pilot license” or registre it for Mavic air 2 … I’m just trying to buy it to record nature videos and pictures .??

  2. Anthony Cromwell on March 20, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Do you have to register every drone you own with different numbers or can you use the same number on all drones you own?

  3. خالد راشد on March 20, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Why people don’t want to be registered in FAA ?

  4. biker932012 on March 20, 2021 at 12:31 am

    If i plan on using my drone for ariel photography, which registration do I need to have?

    (Edit) do I need the part 107 or can I get away with the recreational registry?

  5. i dont know what to put as my name on March 20, 2021 at 12:33 am

    i havent registered any rc planes or drones my ENTIRE childhood and i was completely fine. if im just harmlessly flying a drone around i think ill be fine

  6. SassyMundo on March 20, 2021 at 12:34 am

    What if I have already flown my drone already and now I just found out I need to register it?! Am I going to get in trouble??

  7. Craig W. on March 20, 2021 at 12:34 am

    So what happens when I sell my DJI drone to someone else and then they try to register it with the FAA? Or if I buy a used drone same question.

  8. Tariq on March 20, 2021 at 12:34 am

    THANK YOU. This made my research much easier.

  9. Julio Ayala on March 20, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Hi Russ,
    Love your educational videos. I’m taking the 107 test in Nov. 2020 and while reviewing for the test, I came across in one of the practice tests that ALL drones must now be registered regardless of it’s weight. Is this true?Any comments on this?
    Thanks

  10. Leonel Gonzalez on March 20, 2021 at 12:36 am

    My drone is register as hobby. I now have mY
    part 107. How can i register it now as part 107? TIA

  11. Jay money on March 20, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Where can I register as a lobbyist and I want to switch to making money cuz I’m going for my 107 can I switch

  12. خالد راشد on March 20, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Why people don’t want to be registered in FAA ?

  13. Tactical Legos on March 20, 2021 at 12:42 am

    So I accidentally wen to one of the third party websites before I knew. Will I still get registered the same

  14. Jackie Gan on March 20, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I was going to ask if I need to register a 55 lbs paper airplane, but that’s stupid.

  15. DonGuin Adventures on March 20, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Thanks dude 🤘🏽

  16. Slayerz [BBR] on March 20, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Super valuable info! Thanks!

  17. Carl Vincent Sienes on March 20, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Please comment me, does the mavic air 2 need faa???

  18. Tanuja Diaries on March 20, 2021 at 12:50 am

    What if me n my husband wants to fly same drone? Should both of us register?

  19. Breeping 85 on March 20, 2021 at 12:51 am

    That’s a long way of saying…go to a website and register.

  20. Max Hosi on March 20, 2021 at 12:51 am

    do we have to unregister if we return drone to seller?
    and if yes how we have to do it?

  21. carlos padilla 31 on March 20, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Vary helpful!! thanks!

  22. Ed Ellison on March 20, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Hi, Keep doing what you’re doing for the drone community. I really appreciate your passion! I’m a resident of south jersey and new to the drone community, do I need to complete any online testing before flying my newly purchased Mavic Air? Previously, I purchased and registered a Hubson drone that’s non-opperational and my current FAA registration is good until 12/20. Do I need to register my new drone? Thanks in advance. Ed

  23. Triceratops G on March 20, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Hello all, Do i need to register my drone serial number anywhere ? Just askin im a newbee

  24. That crazy car life on March 20, 2021 at 12:59 am

    What if you register your drone as a hobbyist and then decide to Register as a drone pilot license do you have to pay again

  25. John Paul Alquisola on March 20, 2021 at 12:59 am

    how to register drone for a company not individual?

  26. Daniel Wenzel on March 20, 2021 at 12:59 am

    You’re the Hickok45 of the drone world. Well done!

  27. lisa mallard on March 20, 2021 at 1:00 am

    does anybody know if I am going to use my drone footage for youtube monetized videos do I have to get a commercial license?

  28. Alfa Medtech on March 20, 2021 at 1:03 am

    If I have 2 drones should I register both of them or one registration will apply to both?

  29. Gregory Bates on March 20, 2021 at 1:03 am

    51 Drone i have a question

  30. Ethan Max on March 20, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Just got my drone. Do I need to take a knowledge test??

  31. Kayak Fishing Addict on March 20, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Even drones under 250 grams (0.55 lbs) (e.g. Mavic Mini) need to be registered if you’re flying under under Part 107 in the USA.

  32. David on March 20, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Do you need to be a licensed commercial pilot under Part 107 to register your drone or can you register your drone while you are in the process of getting your Part 107 commercial drone pilot’s license? Thank you!

  33. 51 Drones on March 20, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Ok, second posting. Sorry, I deleted the first one as I had a mistake in there! Thanks for understanding!

  34. NeoXposure Photography on March 20, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Thank you! Very clear.

  35. Joe Ciminiello on March 20, 2021 at 1:08 am

    I have a DJI Mavic mini that weighs 249 grams which I’m sure you know. Would you still suggest to register it even though its not required?

  36. Henry Ng on March 20, 2021 at 1:09 am

    If my drone is registered to me can my friend pilot the drone if I am right next to him

  37. 3D Texan on March 20, 2021 at 1:11 am

    When I hear "Register your drone" to me, means that the serial number must be registered with the FAA. On the FAA it only registers YOU and you receive a cert number to put on the outside of the drone(s). You do not put in a model, or serial number. Please explain. Thanks

  38. Antoine Solomon on March 20, 2021 at 1:12 am

    thanks for the information.

  39. Muhammad Abdurrahman on March 20, 2021 at 1:15 am

    hello im 13 and i do know that i have to register, the thing is do i have to pass the test?

  40. Michael Katt on March 20, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Gone are the days when one only needed to fly at a AMA approved site, have the necessary spotters and hold valid AMA insurance. I guess we have all you drone dorks to thanks for this.

  41. steve s. on March 20, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Can I use a permanent marker to print my registration on my drone?

  42. Carlos Martinez on March 20, 2021 at 1:19 am

    i did 🙌🗣😎 Register my drone Is just like a license plate

  43. Courtney B on March 20, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for the info!! Was able to follow the instructions and got my UAS Certificate Number in about 2 minutes. Much appreciated!!!

  44. Eyzhane Williams on March 20, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for the video! It was very helpful. I just registered my new Mavic Air 2 🙌🏽

  45. gaming with david on March 20, 2021 at 1:20 am

    I might get mavic air 2 so I just register it and I’m good to go ???????

  46. SHADOW LIVING on March 20, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Very helpful. Thank you.

  47. Joel Garcia on March 20, 2021 at 1:23 am

    As of now June 2020 do I have to pass a test to fly my drone? I already registered it and got the registration number but I can figure out if I need to pass a test or how to go about taking the test if you do have to.

  48. Next Chapter on March 20, 2021 at 1:25 am

    🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 if my drone has been stolen how can I find it ???

  49. Adrian S. on March 20, 2021 at 1:25 am

    V-E-R-Y I-M-P-O-R-T-A-N-T!!!!
    YOU MUST BE A US CITIZEN TO REGISTER A DRONE IN US!!!!!!!
    A legal permanent resident (green card holder) or guest worker H1B CANNOT register a drone in US!
    After watching about 10 videos on YouTube (this one included) about drone registration, not one of them mentioned this!
    If you are a visitor/tourist visiting the country, you can bring a drone with you and get a TEMPORARY (30 day) permit for either recreation or commercial use, but you must apply and be approved before entering the country with the drone.
    Failure to adhere to these rules is a FEDERAL CRIME and may lead to revocation of visa status and/or deportation!

  50. Frank Morales III on March 20, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Not sure if I heard you say this – the drone has to weigh less than 0.55 pounds on takeoff, including everything that is onboard or attached to the aircraft. Thus, if your drone weighs 0.54 pounds without sims card or battery you will probably have to register it.

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