Although the secret was already out during the Commercial UAV Expo last week, today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has extended the enforcement of the Remote Identification (Remote ID) rule.
Drone operators unable to comply with the requirements of the Remote ID Rule will now have until March 16, 2024, to equip their aircraft. Failure to meet this deadline could result in fines or the suspension or revocation of pilot certificates.
The FAA’s decision to extend the deadline acknowledges some operators’ unforeseen challenges in obtaining remote identification broadcast modules.
To adhere to this new timeline, drone pilots have two options: purchase a standard drone equipped with Remote ID technology from a manufacturer or acquire a Remote ID broadcast module that can be affixed to existing drones lacking Remote ID equipment.
Remote ID functions as a digital license plate, facilitating the identification of the control station by the FAA, law enforcement, and other federal agencies in cases where a drone is operating unsafely or in restricted areas.
Learn more about Remote ID here.
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