Flying a Drone IS

Regulated by the FAA!

FAA UAS Rules Have Changed!

NEWS UPDATE (September 15th, 2023)


     While the requirement hasn't changed with regard to Remote ID and the September 16th requirement deadline, the FAA has announced that they plan to delay enforcement of the law until March 16th, 2024 primarily due to the inability to secure Remote ID modules from manufacurers for older UAS'.  


     Enforcement Policy Regarding Operator Compliance Deadline for Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft

A Rule by the Federal Aviation Administration on 09/15/2023




     The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to implement new regulations for remote identification (Remote ID) of drones on September 16, 2023.


     These regulations will require all drones that weigh more than 250 grams to broadcast their identification and location information to other aircraft and ground stations. This information will include the drone's registration number, altitude, speed, and direction of travel.


   The purpose of Remote ID is to improve safety and security in the National Airspace System (NAS). By knowing the identity and location of drones, other aircraft and ground stations will be able to avoid collisions and take other necessary precautions. Remote ID will also help law enforcement track down drones that are being operated illegally.


     There are three ways to comply with the Remote ID regulations:

  • Use a drone that has Remote ID built in. This was required of all new drones sold after September 2022.
  • Use a drone with an aftermarket Remote ID module attached.
  • Fly your drone in an FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA). FRIAs are areas where Remote ID is not required.


The Remote ID regulations will not apply to drones that are operated for hobby or recreational purposes.  (THESE drones and recreational fliers can not be used for commerical purposes.)


     The Remote ID regulations are a significant step forward in the safe and secure integration of drones into the NAS. By requiring drones to broadcast their identification and location information, the FAA is making it easier to track and identify drones, which will help to prevent collisions and other incidents.


     If you are a recreational flyer - Make sure your drone is registered with the FAA if required and don't ignore Remote ID.