After comments stated by the FAA’s chief of aviation safety last week, the administration formally announced the “relief” that is coming to remote pilots still trying to come into compliance with Remote ID rules.

FAA delays Remote ID until March 16

The FAA’s associate administrator of aviation safety stated in a session at the Commercial UAV conference last week that “You’re going to get relief, it’s just a matter of what that relief looks like” when asked about Remote ID concerns. We now know what that relief looks, and it’s simply a delay to the enforcement of the rule.

Last week the Remote ID rule was planned to go into effect on September 16, this coming Saturday, but will now be pushed back by six months, to March 16. The FAA hopes this will allow those that are still attempting to meet compliance to meet the deadline and avoid any fines or other consequences.

“The FAA recognizes the unanticipated issues that some…