NOTE: This article pertains to drone pilots in the United States and the necessity (once again) for them to register their aircraft with the FAA. For anyone residing in another country reading this article outside of the USA, please refer to your local laws & regulations before you fly your drone.
Recent History And Taylor v. Huerta
In May of 2017, the FAA’s model aircraft registration program was brought down after a court decision ruled pilots are no longer required to register model aircraft. This included drones. This was convenient for drone pilots since it became one less hoop they had to jump through in order to fly. Although the registration fee was only $5, it was one less thing to worry about before taking to the sky.