Are you a drone pilot in the US, Canada, or one of the EU countries? If you haven’t yet registered your drone, now’s a great time to do so.

First of all, this is directed mostly at people who are flying drones weighing 250 grams or more (though yes, there are exceptions we’ll get to). Regulators want you to register your drone, and they’ve made it pretty easy. And while we understand there are some who believe this may be an invasion of privacy, this article won’t go down that road. The regulations require most drones to be registered, and we recommend following the rules.

So let’s dive in.

Registration is mandatory

Yes, in a growing number of places, it’s the law. You need to register your drone and put that registration number somewhere visible on the machine. Your name is associated with that registration number, but only people within the regulatory agency or law enforcement will in theory be able to access the database with your personal details. Odds…