Do I need to register my drone? Yes, if your drone weighs 0.55 lbs or more, you will need to register it with the FAA before you fly!

If you will be compensated for your flight, like selling your drone photos or putting videos on YouTube with monetization turned on, you must register your drone under the Part 107 commercial drone system. Bottom line, you probably need to register your drone with the FAA before you fly in the United States. For other countries, check here.

FAA sUAS registration – register your drone here

In addition to drone registration, the FAA requires that you display your drone registration number on your craft, and that you receive authorization through LAANC before you fly in controlled airspace, which covers most of every city in the country. Chances are, if you want to fly a drone in the United States, you will have two or three things to do first.

FAA Logo from Interdrone 2019

Do I need a license to fly my drone?

For most countries, your need for a drone license depends on why…