FAA / DOT – Drone Press Conference, What you need to know.

Oct 19th 2015 – FAA/DOT Press conference about a national USA drone registration and pilot database. This is Drone Camps RC’s commentary on the FAA/DOT Press Conference today about having a “drone” registration for each pilot. What you need to know. Don’t freak out yet. The rules and regulations are still not 100%. They have a lot of work to do before we start flying with an N number or paying federal registration fees. Feel free to leave comments below. We would love to hear your opinion. Will you register yours?

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FAA / DOT Press Conference: Oct 19th 2015


  1. Jason Austin on November 15, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    The spokesman did say includes hobbyists during his speech.

  2. The Captain on November 15, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Model Aircraft – means an aircraft with a total weight not exceeding 35 kg (77 lbs) that is mechanically driven or launched into flight for recreational purposes and that is not designed to carry persons or other living creatures.

    I got this from Transport Canada. My Phantom isn’t a drone, it’s a model aircraft.

  3. FPVREVIEWS on November 15, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    The Academy of Model Aeronautics, is recommending that its members wait to register their model airplanes.

  4. Zeesh02 on November 15, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    What if I am 13years old and I’m in the UK and I want to fly a big drone over 250grams. please help!?

  5. El Mostrito on November 15, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I’m just wondering what will happen after this process fails, because it will fail. Someone who intends on doing damage will not register or have their personal information attached to the aircraft, and after they do what they do, the lynch mobs will be back for blood.

  6. russell butter on November 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    have manufchers put nombers on the drones that wood save us money and time and wood save avery body 1 big problem whem you by it it is registd end of problem

  7. Tallguysrc on November 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    You hit the nail on the head there are many of us who have many planes and or drones I’m not going to register all 30 of them

  8. simon rosario on November 15, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Can we register by mail?

  9. Hal Staniloff on November 15, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    The 55lb weight limitation was never a feature of AC91.57 that was drafted back in 1981. It was a function of the 2012 Reformation Act of 2012. There won’t be enough N-numbers in the current database to support the number of machines that are out there and will be registered. So I agree about a single registration number.

  10. Ed Will on November 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    AMA will be issuing me a REFUND…they are not trying to STOP the nonsense they are siding and helping the Lie….there are NO problems…nor safety issues…..the AMA showed that as well..BUT now suddenly as the big commercial entties who are demanding the airspace and Big Money is changing hands the AMA is helping streamline a registration process ???
    I said sometime back the AMA will side with them…seems they proved me correct

    and FYI, no matter if ALL Law abiding hobbyists do as asked…there will still be those who will NOT register and or pay the fee’s and the costs and will abuse and misuse the models and it will be the Law abiding who will suffer…gee just as they are NOW !!!!
    Screw the N number process that is an excuse….and only an excuse……

  11. kamikazekaos on November 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Gonna register my ass ! 🙂

  12. Charles Poznanski on November 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    are kids are allowed to register drones age 14 and over with school id.or does parents have to register there drones.my nephew getting one next year for christmas or September in fall

  13. ojocaliente on November 15, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I’m guessing they recently updated the page. "Registration is not required for model aircraft operated solely for hobby or recreational purposes."

  14. 85redvette on November 15, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    when did a quad copter be come a DRONE . and all they want is for us to register our DRONES , this year it may be free , next year a few buck’s then they will DRONE us for big bucks ,it’s just a another way to make money , they are going to to make our hobby into a money making deal for them . i.ts all about the MONEY. do they really think a bad person is going to register there DRONE , give me a break , they are not that stupid .

  15. FoxifiedNutjob on November 15, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Well…since the FAA is regulating paper airplanes and many of you sheep agree with it, and I know the real reason they are.
    How about this, how about the department of education make you register your child’s sex organs as to prevent teen pregnancies?

    This is slavish stupidity is the very reason why you idiots are taxed, fined and regulated into oblivion. All your liberties are being taken and you idiots applaud it.

  16. terrence lumpkin on November 15, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    would you have to rigester scratch built aircraft?

  17. Nitro 200 Flyer on November 15, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Dam..I just put my lot of DJI  Inspire 1/ Carl Zeiss Cinemizer goggles / ipad Air2 / DBS Ant mods/ etc. on ebay at a will go price.. ..did I jump the gun..?

  18. Alan kermit on November 15, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    we are from the government and we are here to help you.I Don’t believe it

  19. RC Hobbyist Extreme on November 15, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    do you really believe those that are breaking the rules are going to register? come on, grow a brain. there is no way possible the pilot of a plane is going to be able to record the registration number as he flys past a drone. if my plane crashes, i have my name and adress on it. Not so I can be sent to jail. but to get it back because of a technical issue. The government just wants to be able to crucify drone pilots that their equipment fails because of the crappy imported Chinese electronics. we will all need insurance and the name of a good lawyer in order to have fun any more.

  20. TheDarkstar826 on November 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    This is not going to work just like fishing licence. People still going fishing without it.lol

  21. Ch0l0P0ch0l0 on November 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    thank you for the info. but what about here in the Philippines?

  22. A Stormswift on November 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Typical of government agencies. No clear definition but lets regulate.Translation: they smell money, insurance companies and lawyers are all for it, I am sure. Trust me, it will not make any difference whether its a microcopter of Inspire: they will call anything and everything that has roters and can take off a drone. Strap a propeller on your head and jump off the roof- congrats: you are a drone.And they are not worried your drone will fall on top of someone’s head and brain them. Its the cameras they are nervous about and what people can inadvertently film with them. As you pointed out they want to know who was the pilot

  23. Aegisltd on November 15, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I have no problem with registration (I already have my contact info on my heli’s)HOWEVER:  In order to register you must click a box stating you will abide by the safety guidelines (NOT CURRENT LAWS, but recommendations)Such as NO FPV FLYING (must be line of sight); No flying above 400 feet, etc.The FAA stated they do not need NEW laws to implement this registration as model aircraft are (PER THE FAA) REAL AIRCRAFT & thus fall under the current laws.If that is their stance, they can’t pick & choose what regulations they want to enforce, they must enforce all current regulations.  (See the problem?) What a HUGE fail by the FAA.

  24. Wheels65 on November 15, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Its just another way of getting a dollar out of us, thats all!

  25. luis rosales on November 15, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    I do it for a hobby

  26. Spencer Boaz on November 15, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Yes its a problem if they are going to charge us for registering . If you would like to make a buck or two to help pay for your hobby this is what you have to do even if its just your buddy giving you ten bucks for shooting his wedding pix , or the guy next door coming over saying hey that’s cool can you shoot a pic or two from over that tree , I’ll give you five bucks for your trouble . This is the law in affect now . Its all about keeping small business out of the business and making money MORE! money for government . Watch this and see if you think its fair to small business ?

  27. bringjeffthehorizon on November 15, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    i don’t think there just "gonna contact you" they will abuse the power. Remember theres ALWAYS one bad apple in every situation. Eventually theres thousands of bad apples. I am 100% against thinking its just to contact you. They are human, they do as they please.

  28. Camera Wheel on November 15, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    a murderer could find your drone with your info on it…they wanted people to register bikes too…$$$ that is all they want

  29. uppermostking02 on November 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    you do not need to register your drone. I haven’t registered my drones and nobody from the FAA has come knocking on my door. but always remember to fly a drone responsibly.

  30. Wizwooky on November 15, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Great vid guys 🙂 One comment. Isn’t the ability for the government to find the pilot already here and ready to work?i mean we solve crimes daily where there is NO registration. They do this via investigation. For example a dji falls from the sky thru a sun light into the living room of a home. This is of course a very serious (fictional) issue. But we don’t need registration to find the pilot. We just need the cops to do what they do already, investigate. Pull the finger prints off the drone, take the footage from the drone showing the pilot taking off from his house, download the gps data showing the flight plan. There are probably other ways too. These are just off the top of my head. My point is we already have the ability to track a pilot. So why register? Another fictional story just for the sake of my point: a Comercial pilot sees and drone half way thru his flight. The Comercial pilot will NOT notify the tower with the registration number of the drone cause that is impossible, he can’t see it. He will do as he does now without registration. Again why register. What safety benefit is there that isn’t already?

  31. IMRROcom on November 15, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I will register my Proto-X and Millennium Falcon Drone from Walmart.

  32. MoDroKour on November 15, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Registering isn’t the only way to find out who was flying it, they can back-search the parts used to make the thing. You said it yourself the people who won’t take responsibility for it are just going to fly them unregistered anyway. Yet I can fly my fathers 45lbs RC plane which goes near 100mph, without registering it. I agree with don’t fly near airports, or over 400ft. Commercial regulation makes sense. People are still people. If I cause damage I will be there to pay for it.
    People who use it nefariously will buy it, not register it, and do what they want with it illegally. Its not a gun. Oh wait, they can get those illegally too, and do whatever they like with them.

  33. luis rosales on November 15, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    do I have to register my syma x8w

  34. Aero FPV on November 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I just can’t believe the FAA went this far because of a very few pigeon heads whom flew their drones in a reckless manner. Registering your drone will not prevent a person from being reckless. Did registering a car prevent someone with ill intent from speeding or driving recklessly or even purposely running someone over? NO! Then what is you Bureaucratic mission … Government?

  35. Dan Rhinehart on November 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I would like be the first person in this forum to register my self with the FAA as being in rebellion to this senseless expansion of governmental control.
    Comon scene tells me that this legislation will be as successfully enforced as the 13th ammendment (prohibition) was.
    Get real everybody, ignore this legislation.
    Don’t get an FAA license.

  36. Little Ricky'sFlyingCircus on November 15, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Give them a piece of your mind..
    Give The FAA a Call!!
    Drone Comment Line… LIVE PERSON LINE 844-244-3565 New Number..

  37. Efren Vazquez on November 15, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Helped a lot a was traveling and couldn’t register. But I use it for a hobby not commercial

  38. Drone Camps RC on November 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    LA Bans Model Aircraft today within city limits. See attached doc. Land of the Free?


  39. Dale Brose on November 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Lame. I can’t or won’t support it. The FAA is already an inept agency that moves at glacial speeds. At the rate of growth in numbers, there is no way they are CAPABLE of maintaining a functional database.

  40. Little Ricky'sFlyingCircus on November 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Ya.. Just like you need a FCC License to operate a CB radio.. Just ignore the FAA…

    Originally, a CB required a purchased license ($20 in the early 1970s, reduced to $4 on March 1, 1975) and the use of a callsign; however, when the CB craze was at its peak many people ignored this requirement and invented their own nicknames (known as "handles"). Rules on authorized use of CB radio (along with lax enforcement) led to widespread disregard of the regulations (notably in antenna height, distance communications, licensing, call signs and transmitter power)

  41. BWOnline on November 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Just say NO! Registering also includes entering into a contract with the FAA. Don’t do it! I encourage you to start researching and find out the real facts for yourself.

  42. franksalterego on November 15, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Straight Up… If the AMA doesn’t fight this tooth and nail, I will cancel my membership… That’s a promise.


  43. jo lo on November 15, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Register? NEVER! 48 years a RC plane flyer my name and number are in the plane and Never ever have had a problem.FAA stand for money grabbers and Hobby destroyer’s, a bunch of grumpy old guys ho will spoil this Hobby for a lot of good people.Shame on you.

  44. franksalterego on November 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    So, after all the gov’t hoo-ha about private individuals registering their drones because someone might crash and cause damage,

    who’s unmanned vehicle is out of control, and causing a bunch of damage?


    you got it.

    The very same bunch of silly bastards.


  45. apilcher2 on November 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Don’t register unless you want to be criminally investigated if someone near you does something stupid.

  46. yakamo fishing on November 15, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    its a toy lol thats all its not even a drone drones drop bombs change the name of it to rc 4 rotor toy + camera

  47. JB WILLIAMSON on November 15, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    I could care less about registration, what I do care about is getting the rules established.

    It might be profitable for someone to start a company to get folks licensed & obtain an 333 exemption. It’s downright stupid to make me get a pilots license to fly over ranch land for sale.

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