FAA task force aims to register drone hobbyists

November 23, 2015 9:20 PM

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Remote-controlled aircraft larger than 9 ounces — the kind owned by hundreds of thousands of hobbyists — would have to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration under recommendations described Monday by the leaders of a drone task force.

If the FAA adopts the recommendations, drone owners would have to register their names and physical addresses, but would not have to pay a fee. Each aircraft would be marked with a unique number, though not necessarily the serial number, to identify the owner.

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