FAA Remote ID News

On December 28, 2020 the FAA posted their final rule for UAS Remote ID (as well as Part 107 rules for operations at night and over people). The full 470 pages of the document is available to the public here: https://www.faa.gov/news/media/attachments/RemoteID_Final_Rule.pdf

Since those are 470 pages can be a lot to work through, the AMA has published a summary and an FAQ for members.

Club level summary: We all still need to register with the FAA as recreational pilots. For club members flying at AMA sanctioned flying fields able to gain a FRIA status (which the AMA will help us do in the summer of 2022), things will pretty much go on as normal. For any flying outside of these FRIA locations starting in the summer of 2023, models will need to have a remote ID module installed (these don’t exist yet, but the FAA speculates will cost between $20 and $50 dollars) or the models need to be manufactured with the remote ID broadcast capability.