The FAA Aircraft Registry is already public and on the web

The FAA Aircraft Registry is already public and on the web

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/

If you provide an aircraft ID (N number) as input you get information about the owner.  I own an aircraft and my name and address are  available to all via this registry if you know my aircraft N number (N4918Y for those who are interested) you can find my address.

There is nothing really new in making the same  information available about drone owners.  It is also my understanding that the NexGen (ADS-B) air traffic control system  requires each individual aircraft to broadcast its unique permanent ID.  This is  quite different from broadcasting a transponder code assigned for a  particular flight or the default visual flight rules code (1200).

Sidney Karin

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