Drone Think I Didn’t Warn You

Drone registration

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Drones are cool. I used to fly them before they got all fancy in stuff. My son Michael even got the hang of flying one when he was 5 years old. They’re a lot of fun. In fact, the ones we fly were the RC airplanes, then we gravitated to helos.

I had to return most all of them because they broke so easily. Even with the reciept, the time it takes to go get a new replacement wasn’t worht the hassle. I suspect they’re built a lot better these days…

Drone Registration – Should You Do It?

There’s a saying, “All good things must come to and end.” This is probably true in this stoy because the FAA that’s right – the government now wants all of these flying contraptions registered by January 20, 2016.

That’s right, If it weighs under 1/2 pound, it’s gotta be registered!

On the face of it, this reaks of “Big Brother” but on the other side of this thing is a safety concern. You know the whole “terrorist” thing. You can go on Youtube right now and see videos of people getting clocked in the face by one of these things gone wild. Not to mention all the privacy issues that come into play here as well.

How about we address the above question on whether you should register or not. Well that would depend on how deep your pockets are. These people crazy!

Specifically, the FAA may hit you with a civil fine up to $27,500. Criminal penalties, meanwhile, include fines that can go as high as $250,000 and the threat of “imprisonment for up to three years.”

Met Rivers
“We Can Always Do More!”


  • All these restrictions are really killing the vibe for photographers and videographers who use drones to get aerial shots! I have about 6 drones which I used to use for shoots but registering them all would have burned a huge hole in my pocket so I only registered two for now.

    • Hi Steven, I know what you mean. It’s another over-reach by our fabulous government once again to screw up a good thing. I do understand the safety aspects of drone use but It’s always
      about the money when it gets right down to it! Thank you for commenting.

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