I have been there, just like others have said, its just a new paint job. I have 5 NAS request in progress, over 90 days, just being told "There in the que" which is of no help at all. Very disappointed in this process. Ultimately, the LAANC will be the way to go, but my question is what do we do in the mean time?
Hey, same thing happened to me! I was told I didn't need to register again, but, can't figure out how to make the system do this. I understand that they have split the DroneZone into 2 tabs, one for recreational, and the other for 107. The primary difference is that for recreational, one only needs 1 registration that applies to all of your aircraft regardless of how many you operate. On the contrary, when operating under part 107 each aircraft needs its own unique registration. So, my issue is I only have one aircraft, I was recreational but now have a part 107 airman certificate. Why can't I use the one registration number? I know someone on the inside, so I'll get to the bottom of this tomorrow and post the response here.
Here's another question about DroneZone: I registered my Phantom prior to receiving my 107 and now through DroneZone it wants me to register it again and pay the $5 again. Is this an error on their part, or do I have to double pay. ....
Per FAA Regulations you can only have ONE registration# on any aircraft. Whichever registration is the most recent is the one that should be on the aircraft (most likely Commercial at this point).....Will my Phantom need 2 FAA registration numbers?
If you originally registered it as a Hobbyist you will indeed need to register it ($5) as a Commercial Aircraft now. The good news is that a Commercial Registered aircraft can also be flown for hobby/fun under a Commercial Reg #.
On the flip side a Hobby registered sUAS can NOT be flown commercially.
When you register under the Hobby side of things the same Reg# goes on any/all of your hobby sUAS. I have dozens of Hobby aircraft and they all have the same Reg# on them. When you register a Commercial Aircraft you are registering each individual aircraft ($5 each) and they each get their own unique Commercial Reg#.
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