Local drone users will soon need to register devices with FAA
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday they will soon require registration for drones.
A task force is being developed to create recommendations to register 'unmanned aircraft systems,' also known as drones.
Nate Frosland flies drones for himself and for his photography business.
He says drone fliers don't have much information from the federal government to go on, "and so everyone's just trying to guess at what is really coming down the line."
The FAA has been working on regulations for years. U.S. transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said registering drones will help protect public safety.
"All their registered aircraft that they have right now is approximately 350,000 vehicles and here we're going to add several million pieces by Christmas time?" Frosland asks. "I don't think it's going to happen."
The task force is supposed to deliver their report with recommendations by November 20.