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Sky Harbor launches drone safety website

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 16:11:49-05

Did you receive a drone for the holidays?

Have you registered it yet? Just before the holidays, the Federal Aviation Administration established new rules that required most Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, to be registered.

Click here to register your drone.

Officials at Sky Harbor International Airport wants to remind new drone owners that there are some rules they must follow. They've created a website--http://skyharbor.com/drones--with safety tips and information.

SAFETY TIP VIDEO:

REGISTERING YOUR UAS:

Effective Dec. 21, 2015, the FAA required most drone owners to have to register their devices with the government. The cost is $5 and registration lasts for three years.

Those who've owned a drone prior to Dec. 21, 2015 have until Feb. 19, 2016 to register.

The drone must weigh between .55 pounds and 55 pounds and the owner must be at least 13 years old. If the operator is under 13, someone older must register it. If the drone is over 55 pounds, it must be registered under the Aircraft Registry Process.

However, the government said those who register their drones by Jan. 20, 2016 could get their registration fee refunded.

Visit skyharbor.com/drones for more information.