The FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) has been forced to release the list of ‘registered’ drone owners and users in the U.S., due to the ‘Freedom of Information Act’, which is “a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government.”

This list you are about to read, is only of the organizations who are actually ‘registered’ to fly unmanned drones, but the list does not include other groups or people who create and fly drones out of their homes.



It’s scary to know that these little remote camera planes are flying around watching us, or even killing us unexpectedly. Some drones are made to look like insects, birds or even sea creatures.

Underwater drones are being used for ocean research and also used to benefit the NAVY. The flying drones are used to solve crime or just used to spy on people. Good news! You’re not crazy for feeling like you’re being watched afterall. 

Here is the list of registered organizations who own drones:

U.S. Air Force Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Arlington Police Department Mississippi State University
U.S. Army U.S. Navy
City of Herington, Kansas New Mexico Tech
City of North Little Rock, AR Police Department Ogden Police Department
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Ohio University
DHS (Department of Homeland Security) / CBP (Customs and Border Protection) Orange County Sheriff’s Office
DHS (Department of Homeland Security) / Science and Technology Polk County Sheriff’s Office
DOE (Department of Energy) – Idaho National Laboratory Seattle Police Dept
Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Department of the Interior – National Business Center/Aviation Management Directorate Texas A&M University – TEES
Eastern Gateway Community College University of Alaska Fairbanks
Texas State University University of Colorado
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) University of Connecticut
Gadsden Police Department
Georgia Tech Research Institute University of Florida
Kansas State University University of North Dakota USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
Miami-Dade Police Department Utah State University
Middle Tennessee State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
New Mexico State University Physical Sciences Laboratory (NMSU-PSL) Washington State Department of Transportation
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)