Mandatory FAA drone registration starts December 21
NEW YORK -- Just in time for Christmas, the FAA has unveiled registration requirements for drone owners. Consumers are expected to buy about 400,000 drones this holiday season. The Consumer Technology Association said this will be the "defining year" for drone sales. On Monday, FAA officials said online drone registration will start on December 21. Drones bought before next Monday must be registered within 60. After that point, drones will have to be registered before their first flight.