The FAA’s Remote ID Requirement Goes into Effect on September 16——Here’s What You Need to Know

The FAA’s Remote ID requirement goes into effect next month, on September 16.

Here’s What You Need to Know as your go-to place for everything you need to know about the Remote ID rule and how to be compliant.

The FAA’s Remote ID Requirement Goes into Effect on September 16——Here’s What You Need to Know

The FAA’s Remote ID Requirement Goes into Effect on September 16——Here’s What You Need to Know

WHAT IS REMOTE ID?

The FAA describes Remote ID as “… the capability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by other parties through a broadcast signal.”

Simply put, Remote ID enables remote identification of your drone.

The FAA wants to make the sky safer by broadcasting identifying information that enables them and other authorized parties to know who is flying in the airspace at any given time.

From takeoff to shutdown, the drone must transmit the following precise Remote ID information:

  • Drone ID
  • Drone Location and Altitude
  • Drone Velocity
  • Control Station Location and Elevation
  • Time Mark
  • Emergency Status

WHO HAS TO COMPLY WITH REMOTE ID DRONE REQUIREMENTS?

No matter whether a drone is being used for business or pleasure, it must adhere to the Remote ID requirement when flying in the United States.

Only two situations are an exception:

Remote ID rules do not apply to drones that weigh less than.55 pounds AND are exclusively intended for recreational use.
You are exempt from the Remote ID requirements if you only fly in an FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA).

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