Remote ID is more of an equipment requirement than operational rule.
The FAA defines Remote ID as “Remote ID is the ability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by other parties.” In order to broadcast this information, the drone will need to be equipped with the specific hardware.
What information with Remote ID broadcast?
- An identifying number for your drone, like a drone license plate number
- The location of your drone (latitude, longitude, and altitude)
- Location of the drone’s controller
- Drone flight speed
- Time of flight
- Emergency status indicator in case of emergency (Standard Remote ID only)
What information won’t be broadcasted with Remote ID?
Remote ID will not broadcast personally identifiable information such as your name, address, or telephone number. Only the FAA will be able to correlate the drone registration number with the drone owner.
Who can access the Remote ID broadcast?
Anyone that has access to a mobile device within range of the drone will be able to locate nearby drones.
Who and why would you want to access Remote ID information?
Organizations that might want to access Remote ID information:
- Helicopter pilots
- Part 107 commercial uas operators
How can people access the Remote ID broadcast?
- Remote ID receiver
What is the difference between Standard Remote ID and Broadcast Module Remote ID?
Standard Remote ID will apply to drones with built-in Remote ID capabilities.
Broadcast Module Remote ID applies to drones with Remote ID modules attached to them.
Which drones will have to comply with the new FAA Remote ID regulation?
Remote ID will be required for all drones that require registration and are operating in the National Airspace System (NAS). If you own an older drone without Remote ID capabilities you will have to retrofit your drone with the broadcast module.
Lightweight, toy drones weighing less than .55 lbs are exempt from Remote ID regulations. Also, drones operating within the FRIA zones do not have to operate with Remote ID.
Operators will have until October 21, 2023 to comply with Remote ID. After this date, all drones in NAS will have to be equipped with Remote ID.
Manufacturers will have until October 21, 2022 (18 months) to begin producing drones with remote ID.
How will Remote ID expand BVLOS drone use?
Remote ID will become increasingly important as the number of drone operations increase in all classes of airspace in the United States. Remote ID a big piece of the puzzle towards fully integrating UAS into the NAS. The situational awareness provided by Remote opens the door to more complex drone operations.
Complex drone operations that will benefit from Remote ID:
- Drone delivery
- Drone inspections
- Drones for agriculture use
- Drones for law enforcement and public safety use