With drones one of the hot items for Christmas this year, the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced new regulations that will require that the mini-aircraft be registered and marked with their registration numbers.

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker said most drone operators have “little or no aviation experience.”

“As soon as they start flying, they’re pilots,” he said in a conference call with reporters.

There may be 700,000 new drone owners by the time New Year’s Day arrives, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s estimate of Christmas season drone sales.

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