FAA Releases Remote ID Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration at the beginning of 2021 released its Remote ID ruling for drones, which will require drones to broadcast their location as they fly. While the original proposal was heavily criticized, the final Remote ID regulation has received positive feedback from the community.

Most existing drones can likely receive a firmware update and be able to broadcast this ID signal without additional cost. And the rules will not completely come into force until September 2023. The new regulations also grant additional privileges, including flying at night and legally flying over vehicles and people under certain conditions.