Dear FAA,

In the last few months, we have been hearing a lot of chatter: “Is my drone going to be compliant?” “DJI said they won’t update my drone.” “My module is backordered and it won’t be here in time.” “My client wants me to fly,” “Am I going to lose that job?” “Am I grounded?” “Will I be able to fly?”

The Remote ID commotion, as I’m sure you have noticed, has amplified in the last few weeks with the approaching September 16 deadline.

Some Remote ID News from the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, coming straight from David Boulter, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety: “We expect to address the question of relief for operators in the coming days.”

Update from Greg Reverdiau on 9/6/23

At Pilot Institute, we pride ourselves on our thoroughness. It’s one thing to not like the idea of Remote ID, but it’s another to be forced into non-compliance.

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