Podcast: Doubt Surrounds Drone Registration
We chat with Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading drone and aviation lawyer, about the impending drone registration and the implications for hobbyists.
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) hopes to have in place by the 2015 holiday season mandatory drone registration for new and existing hobbyists.
The DOT, which supervises the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), still needs to figure out the specifics of registration, including which drones will be included, how users will register the devices, and whether the policy will apply to devices that have already been sold.
We talked with Jonathan Rupprecht, one of the leading drone and aviation lawyers in the world, about impending drone registration and the implications for hobbyists.
Listen to the podcast using the embedded player below.
Listen to this podcast
Subscribe to this podcast
- Hosts: Steve Crowe, Jonathan Rupprecht
- Duration: 30:55
- FAA Jurisdiction: 1:50
- Impossible to Enforce?: 4:15
- Will it Prevent Crashes?: 6:53
- A Geofencing-Registration Combo 7:27
- Timeline is Unlikely10:14
- Grace Period for Existing Users: 11:05
- How to Track Drones14:17
- Ulterior Motive in Play: 16:25
- Self-inflicted Backlash?: 17:18
- Anti-government Stance: 20:22
- Ramifications for Reckless Flying: 23:00
- Which Drones Need Regulation: 26:50
- Does Registration Hurt Industry: 28:30