"If they try and weaken the registration requirements, they're going to get a fight from us
... I have a lot of respect for the modelers ... The problem is there are a lot of people out there [using small UAVs]
who aren't modelers, who are out there just operating a toy."
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
"State and local governments are writing their own rules and restrictions so you need to be aware of them as well.
As an example Chicago, New York and Washington D.C. are all enacting legislation that will impose heavy restrictions on drone
flights within their city limits. Be careful and ask questions before you fly in or near urban areas, parks,
military bases and other government owned land, also certain commercial venues like ski resorts are banning unauthorized drone
"The Federal Aviation Administration put drone and model-plane enthusiasts on notice last October that itâ€™s illegal to fly the aircraft near Major League Baseball, NFL and NCAA Division I college football games and major auto races.
The move came months after police detained people for using small drones at Carolina Panthers and University of Texas football games. This past June, police questioned a man flying a drone near a gate at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia during a Colorado Rockies-Philadelphia Phillies game"
"Unmanned aircraft systems are neither supposed to fly within five miles of an airport without notifying the airport operator and control tower nor are they supposed to go above 400 feet.
But the FAA says it gets about two reports per day from pilots saying they spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle."
"Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of weighing 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) or more must register with the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors."
Airlines Back Creation of Global Drone Registry-IATA
The world`s airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday.
The New York Times
Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones
Saudi Arabia`s Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king`s palace in Riyadh.
The New York Times
Newly Requested No-Fly Drone Zone a No-Go
The rule has always been: get too close to the boundary line into Area 51 and trouble closes in on you, including the possibility of arrest.
Lincoln County Record
U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry
The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.
UK to bring in drone registration
The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.