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Upset Over Drone Registration in the UK

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A new law requires UK drone and model aircraft operators to register and complete an online test by November 30. Many are opposed to the new requirement.

The primary complaint is over the £9 (about $11.50 USD) annual registration fee. Additionally, members of model flying associations feel they should be exempt from the registration and testing requirements. 

Learn more about the registration requirement and what model flying associations are saying about it in today's post: UK Drone Pilots and Modellers Displeased With New Registration Law Taking Effect This Month

While we feel that a drone registration system does enhance safety and accountability among the sUAS community, the UK registration scheme places a heavier burden on flyers than in other countries. In the U.S., drone operators are required to register their drones for about half the cost and the registration is good for three years. In France, registration is legally required but free.

Is the new registration requirement in the UK fair? Tell us what you think in the comments below. 

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