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WPMPA Model Pilots BE ADVISED                                                                                           Feb 8, 2019


Just a reminder to members that Model Aircraft (pilot) registration was/is only good for three years and since most everyone registered around the same time, most must now be renewed now to be legal; the expiration date is on the certificate . To renew you need to submit a complete new registration and (see below) and give them another $5 – which is really stupid because you also have to change the registration number.


You are considered a recreational user if you fly your drone for fun, as a hobby. It is important to know when and where you can fly and how to register your drone.


Step 1: Register Your Drone

Even if you're only flying in your backyard, drones that weigh more than 0.55 pounds must be registered.


1. Register your drone with the FAA – Visit and select "Fly Model Aircraft under Section 336" to get started.


You must be at least 13 years old to register your drone. If you are less then 13 years old, a responsible adult must register in your place.

Registration costs $5 and is valid for 3 years.

2. Once you've registered, mark your drone with your registration number in case it gets lost or stolen.


FAADroneZone to Re-register under ‘Fly Model Aircraft under Section 336’

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