Why do some drones have to be registered with the FAA but ultralight aircrafts do not? ?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Because the Drone Geeks still don't understand to stay five miles away from major airports (with control towers and control zones.)  Ultralight pilots have more gumption than to do that!

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  • FanMan
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    When a drone crashes they can  use the  registration to track down the pilot.  No need for that with an ultralight, the pilot will right at the scene of the crash.

    And if they pose a threat, an ultralight is a lot easier to shoot down.

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  • rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Ignorance, bureaucracy, sensationalized media reporting, and the poor judgement of a half dozen drone operators.

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  • 1 month ago

    The FAA was mandated by Congress to regulate drones, for decades they were perfectly happy to ignore model aircraft that were flown remotely by responsible modelers.

    With the invention of vehicles that could operate autonomously by any unskilled purchaser Congress decided they posed a threat and passed a law. You might notice the regulations still exempt model aircraft that are flown remotely in a responsible manner.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I'm not sure. Let me email the FAA and ask

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because those ultralight, the pilot is on board, someone is ALWAYS in visual contact with the aircraft. So if you do something really stupid, it is your butt first; that provides the required incentive.

    Edit: to conservative; because, most uneducated bozo, the reason is not why drones need to be registered, but why ultralights get a dispensation. Normally, anything that flies and that exceeds a certain weight needs to be registered, and that includes drones. The exception is very light ultralights, and in the US (other countries impose registration). No wonder you are a conservative, you display the complete lack of ability to think things through that characterizes your kind.

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