Civil Air Patrol

Registering CAP UAV’s and Model Aircraft

As you are probably aware, the FAA has requirements now for registering UAVs and Model Aircraft. You are receiving this message because you at some time were sent one of our Aerospace Education STEM kits with a model aircraft (typically a Flyzone Calypso Power Glider) or quadcopter (normally a quad lugs for use in CAP. If it is still in working condition, e.g. flyable, it needs to be individually registered. My office will handle that, but we need to know who to send the registration to, and since there is a cost to every registration we don’t want to register units that are no longer usable or CAP is not responsible for day to day. Basically, we are only funding the registration of UAVs or model aircraft that CAP owns and is flying. We will register units that have been donated or purchased by squadrons, but not ones owned by members themselves; that is their own personal responsibility. We are also not registering aircraft that we provided to teachers for schools or JROTC professors for their programs; they will need to register their kits themselves through their schools and programs. I know in some cases you were just the PC to receive kits, but may not be the custodian for the UAV or model aircraft. Please pass this message to those personnel so that we can identify who actually has them, and get these units registered so that they can operate them legally.

Please let HQ CAP Director of Operations know the make and model of the model aircraft or UAVs that you are responsible for, and we will get them registered and send you’re the PDF registration certificate and labeling instructions for your aircraft. If you have already received your registration(s) please disregard. Please don’t wait until the last minute before your events to make sure your aircraft are properly registered; as much lead time as possible would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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