With days to go, FAA to delay enforcement of Remote ID — and I'm glad

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Due to be published tomorrow, but already visible on federalregister.gov, a document from the American FAA indicates that authority will be delaying enforcement of the much-hated Remote ID of drones, at least until 2024. That could be good news for the 261,000 remote pilots and 328,000 recreational pilots who are thought to be unequipped with Remote ID.

Remote ID is, in effect, a digital license plate for drones which – in the US, at least – and was set to become compulsory on all drones on the 16th of September (in two days). Technically it still will, but it seems enforcement is being delayed.

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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