April Glaser, writing for recode:
The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012. That law, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, prohibited the FAA from passing any rules on the operation of model aircraft — in other words, rules that restrict how non-commercial hobbyist drone operators fly.
So, at this point, it appears non-commercial drones no longer need to be registered. I’ve said it before: I have no problem with the technology drones bring to the table. I do have concerns about the random people operating them, and their knowledge of airspace, regulations, etc.
It sounds like the registration process wasn’t too difficult to begin with, and even the drone community agreed with the requirements. This seems like something that will get worked out.