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Remote Identification Requirements

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All drone pilots, whether flying for recreation or business, must follow the Remote Identification, or Remote ID, requirements mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration. These requirements ensure that drones can be easily identified and tracked when airborne.

What is Remote ID?

Think of Remote ID as a digital license plate for drones. Similar to an automobile license plate that identifies the vehicle and its owner, when a drone is in flight, it broadcasts a signal that includes its identification and location to other parties. It does not relay personal information about the drone pilot. That information is only accessible to public safety officers.

Why Do We Need Remote Identification?

Remote ID helps keep the skies safe. It allows people to know who is flying a drone and where it is flying, which is essential for safety and security. In essence, Remote ID acts as a digital marker that promotes responsible and safe drone operations by making vital information accessible to those who need it. 

What You Need to do to Comply With Remote ID

  • Determine if you have to comply with Remote ID and if you have to register your drone in FAADroneZone make sure to comply with the Remote ID rule

  • Ensure your device has an FAA-approved Remote ID Declaration of Compliance​.
  • Register each Standard Remote ID drone and/or the Remote ID broadcast module to your inventory via the FAADroneZone.​

3/17/2024 12:00 AM