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United States forcing drone manufacturers and users to use license plates

One million small drones were sold on x-mess in United States. American FAA estimates that risk of accidents and deliberate wrong-doing actions is to high. Today before you could get this toy into the the air you must check the weight. For +250 g drones in the United States regarding to FAA registration is imminent and carry a license plate is mandatory.

Operations of drones is so strong in the United States, that the Federal Aviation has now introduced a registration duty for drones between 250 g and 25 kg Administration (FAA). Before they rise into the air, they must first be registered by their owners on the Web page of the FAA. In the future, the number it must be applied on all drones.

Future indicator for drones from 250 g. How to bypass this law?

The Christmas day show registration is necessary. Because, despite the obligation to register, many Americans their new aircraft have just unpacked and started. In the newspapers, reports of accidents by drones are piling up with pedestrians and cars. Often lacking the pilots have the necessary experience to control a drone.
And just before Christmas the crash of a drone of camera has shown only at the Ski World Cup in South Tyrol, that even professionals have their devices not always under control.

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The drone missed the Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher only by a hair’s breadth. With the flag, the FAA wants to now ensure that accidents of the wrongdoer quickly can be found. Because so far he could get easily without anyone noticing it. It’s not anymore.

The FAA goes far beyond the rules in other parts of the world with their labeling for drones from 250 g. Britain has, for example, compulsory labelling, that only applies to drones with a takeoff weight of more than 20 kg.

Automated monitoring of aircraft movements

The American Civil Aviation Authority has regulated not only the operation of smaller drones. A monitoring technique wants to introduce also prior to delivery of goods delivery by drone of the authority, which allows the movement of drones and aircraft in the same airspace.

The American flight attendant prepared also an automatic flight control, can detect aircraft and drones alike. Photo: FAA
The American flight attendant prepared also an automatic flight control, can detect aircraft and drones alike. Photo: FAA

This applies to the FAA as a prerequisite for the approval of extra drones, like Amazon and several other trading companies currently prepare them.

ADS-B stands for automatic dependent surveillance broadcast. Behind it is the air traffic control of the future, which is designed in principle to commercial air traffic and not specifically for the operation of the drone. Characteristic of the ADS-B is the constant position report of the planes to satellites.

This technique makes it possible to automate flight routes and current positions of the aircraft are widely known. It can also prevent that aircraft come too close or but as in the case of the Malaysian MH370 simply disappear.

While so far air traffic controllers mostly pretend their altitudes and routes the pilot, ADS-B in the vicinity of airports only works with air traffic controllers. Everything else is automated, by any aircraft in airspace is constantly informed on other machines. Also extra drones will be integrated into this automated system according to the FAA.