Earlier this week, the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration announced that they soon will require drone pilots to register their aircraft before flying in U.S. airspace. The announcement comes after an increasing number of sightings and near misses in sensitive areas such as airports and crowded public venues. The government has implemented an aggressive timetable, setting up a task force of private sector and government representatives to develop recommendations for establishing a federal drone registry by November 20, 2015. The goal is to have the registry in place by the end of the year so as to address the thousands of drones expected to be received as holiday gifts. The government hopes that the registry will make it easier to identify drone pilots who flaunt current rules and guidelines.
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