Recreational Drone Users
Recreational drone users do not need to register their aircraft.
Commercial and Public Drone Users
As of March 31, 2016, public, commercial and other non-model aircraft UAS operators may use the new online registration system. During the registration process, users will have to identify whether they are operating a model aircraft for recreational purposes or operating a UAS for business or government use.
Non-model aircraft will receive a unique Certificate of Aircraft Registration for each aircraft.
Operators can still continue to use the existing paper-based registration system.