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Obligatory drone registration

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When drones appeared on the market there were many ideas how it can be used. Everyone can buy a drone today so there is huge variety of potential use of this product. Some ideas are very noble like saving people’s lives delivering first aid kit and other medicines to help people. Other ideas are very interesting logistic solution for example Amazon Prime Air which is a future service that will deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones. Drones can be useful while taking photos, live video transmissions during events eg. concerts, for archeological purposes and many more. Imagination is the limit while using the drones, but as it is becoming more and more popular governments are trying to create some restrictions to it.

Few days ago Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that require all private owners of unmanned aircraft weighing over 250 grams to register them with the Federal Air Transport Agency. From 21st of December registration of drones is obligatory in United States of America. People will be able to make it through the internet, registration cost is $ 5. Those who bought the drones before that date have to be registered within 60 days. After that point, drones will have to be registered before their first flight. Each flying vehicle subject to registration will receive a special number, which has to be painted in a visible place. Regulations concerning the registration of drones can reduce the risk of plane crashes. In the last two years in the United States reported 240 cases of approaching these vehicles on a dangerous distance from airliners. In more than 50 cases, the distance was less than 15 meters. What is also interesting the register is going to be public so everyone can easily find the owner in case of any accident or problem.

In my opinion this solution should be implemented worldwide because drones can cause some problems and can be used as spying machines. Many civil users are checking for example what is the neighbor doing and validate his privacy. This little tool in the hands of the wrong people can result in a lot of trouble so it is good to at least have possibility to find the owner.





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