New FAA Drone Rules Require Operators to Broadcast Their Location

From PC Mag: The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday revealed two new rules for unmanned aircraft—including remote identification of all FAA-registered drones.

Remote ID provides identification of drones in flight, as well as the location of their control stations, ensuring national security, law enforcement, and other officials have the airspace awareness needed to reduce risks in the sky and on the ground.

The move, according to the FAA, aims to "help mitigate risks associated with expanded drone operations," like this week's second measure, which allows small drones to fly over people and at night (under certain conditions).

Remote pilots must have their certificate and identification on hand, "ready to present to authorities if needed," the administration said.

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