The US administration hopes a registry would encourage hobbyists and other drone owners to follow rules intended to prevent the aircraft from crashing into planes or hurting people on the ground.  Photo: TNS The US administration hopes a registry would encourage hobbyists and other drone owners to follow rules intended to prevent the aircraft from crashing into planes or hurting people on the ground.  Photo: TNS
The US administration hopes a registry would encourage hobbyists and other drone owners to follow rules intended to prevent the aircraft from crashing into planes or hurting people on the ground. Photo: TNS

US to require hobby drones to be registered as it combats growing safety threat

The plan is a response to government concerns over the increasing number of close calls between drones and aircraft flying to and from some of the country’s biggest airports

The US administration hopes a registry would encourage hobbyists and other drone owners to follow rules intended to prevent the aircraft from crashing into planes or hurting people on the ground.  Photo: TNS The US administration hopes a registry would encourage hobbyists and other drone owners to follow rules intended to prevent the aircraft from crashing into planes or hurting people on the ground.  Photo: TNS
The US administration hopes a registry would encourage hobbyists and other drone owners to follow rules intended to prevent the aircraft from crashing into planes or hurting people on the ground. Photo: TNS
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