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Don't forget to register your drone

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The City of Cape Girardeau is reminding residents to register their drones with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

No matter the intended use, any person owning small, unmanned aircraft weighing between .55 and 55 pounds must register the device. 

A heads up to those purchasing such an aircraft for the holidays: the date of aircraft purchase affects your required registration date and/or process.

If you owned your aircraft before December 21, 2015, you must complete your registration by February 19, 2016. Any purchasers after December 21, 2015 must register their aircraft before its first flight. 

The FAA asks that you remember the following when flying your aircraft to keep the skies safe for everyone.

  • Fly below 400 feet altitude.
  • Keep the aircraft in sight at all times.
  • Never fly near manned aircraft, especially near airports.
  • Never fly over groups of people, stadiums, or sporting events.
  • Never fly near emergency response efforts.

CLICK HERE to register your drone online.

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