The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote ID for Drones regulations.

Tyler Brennan and RaceDayQuads LLC had taken the FAA to court over the Remote ID for Drones regulations (RID).

Today, we learn that Judge Pillard denied the petition and upheld Remote ID for Drones.

In the opinion, the Judge started by acknowledging that the court is aware that:

“Drones are coming. Lots of them. They are fun and useful. But their ability to pry, spy, crash, and drop things poses real risks. Free-for-all drone use threatens air traffic, people and things on the ground, and even national security. Congress recognizes as much.”

In 2016, Congress passed a law that requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to “develop[]…consensus standards for remotely identifying operators and owners of unmanned aircraft systems” and to “issue regulations or guidance, as appropriate, based…