How to register your new drone with the FAA

Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 15:20:44-05

Drones are a popular Christmas gift, but some may not know that they must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA said that 400,000 drones will be given as Christmas gifts this year.

The gadgets are classified as Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and must be registered if they weigh between .55 pounds and 55 pounds.

Register your drone here.

The FAA notes that owners of unregistered drones could be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

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