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.




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Podcast rundown

  • 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



About the Author

Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
Contact Steve Crowe: scrowe@ehpub.com  ·  View More by Steve Crowe.




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