FAA Proposed Remote ID for Drones Eliminates Hobbyists

The FAA proposed remote ID rules for drones enables harassment of the responsible hobbyist drone and RC pilot. The new NPRM (Docket number FAA-2019-1100) was obviously written in favor of large commercial operators with autonomous operation in mind and a totally disregard the contribution that hobbyists have had on the industry. Not only the FAA, but state and local authorities as well as the general public at large will know exactly where your drone (and RC Aircraft) is in the air AND where you, the operator is on the ground, REAL TIME. Now anyone that is anti-drone can instantly know when you launch and where you are and can call authorities, even if you are doing nothing wrong, you’ll have to prove it. What if someone wants you’re new and shiny $1000 drone? Watch the app real time, see where one pops up real time in a remote area and viola, trouble ensues. Gotcha! Well, you say, to hell with that, I will just turn the remote ID off! Well, the FAA requires that manufacturers will program the drone with no connection to be grounded and not even take off. What if you’re in a remote area without signal from your drone? Well, you’re in good shape because you can fly in a fixed site! You’re Welcome! Try getting some of those awesome videos of that waterfall, the beautiful mountainside, the soccer match of you kids… forget it! Take some pictures of the swamp below you in the fixed site, that should be good enough. Thanks FAA. AAAAAAHHHHH!

We need to comment to the FAA and see if we can get this corrected, or there will be a glut of used, obsolete drones and RC Aircraft on Ebay, cheap…

❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗ NOTE: YOU CAN NOW COMMENT ON THE RULE HERE! https://bit.ly/2QyQ14Z
❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗ Write your state representatives: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
❗❗❗❗❗❗❗ Rule content is here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2019-1100-0001

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0:00 Intro
1:40 Overview
2:40 Purpose of the rule
3:55 Why is this happening
5:10 Does this apply to me?
6:02 Remote ID, Technical
8:12 Remote ID, Practical
9:46 When is this happening?
10:20 Does my Mavic Mini get a pass?
13:42 Is my existing aircraft Obsolete now?
14:44 What are the costs?
15:52 What can we do, who can we contact?

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  1. Angel Lopez on July 20, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Boycot drones and let the manufacturer’s feel the pain and take action. Like Pharmaceutical.

  2. Stephan Davis on July 20, 2020 at 8:22 am

    So the 60 day comment period is over. What’s going on?

    And when when they say all UAS will be grounded does that mean they are going to shut down they app so we cant fly? Im like a click away from buying a mavic air 2

  3. comcastjohn on July 20, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I just began having interest in buying a drone, so I could take some videos in the mountains and such when I take road trips on my motorcycle. Now just learning about big brother pulling this BS, yes I can understand and agree with a few reasons why, but I am just frankly tired of big brother always finding a way to watch and rule over you. Pretty soon, they will watch you sleeping by law and tell you that you are sleeping wrong, or they say you are having sex against the way they think you should have it and fine you for it and make you take a mandatory class.
    I honestly don’t know if I want to pull the trigger on a drone now. I was considering a Magic air 2 and or a magic mini. Maybe I will do research and build my own.

  4. Phillip Pahl on July 20, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Wonder if this remote ID is hardware or software. Should be interesting how the security is on it.

  5. Believer Truth on July 20, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I live ABOVE THE LAW!!!!

  6. A BProved on July 20, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I am not ok with that … dumb people will get you in trouble.

  7. Don Bilsky on July 20, 2020 at 8:25 am

    So, of all the bitching I’m reading in the comments, how many will call the FAA and their Senators to complain. 5% or less. That, my friends, is why America is regulated to death. Lots of bitches but not real action.

  8. Michael Bodell Outdoors on July 20, 2020 at 8:28 am

    You are 100% right we did not buy a drone to fly in an open field I just bought a DJI Mavic air 2 for the camera to get me some sweet footage while I’m traveling come on FAA Remote ID is BS why because we follow the rules and we still get punished I do not want to be flying my drone and some cop approach me with a chip on his shoulder it’s unnecessary contact and harassment that the ID system will introduce I’m going to do exactly like you say fly like you stole it get in and get out these laws are starting to get ridiculous I am all for safety but not this junk

  9. daniel reed on July 20, 2020 at 8:31 am

    i think your view is so full of it,you talk like you work for the faa in my opinion

  10. J R on July 20, 2020 at 8:32 am

    So how long we have from 2020 6 more years to ground all drone not in complain?

  11. Robert Beeck on July 20, 2020 at 8:33 am


  12. Barney Fife on July 20, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Oh good grief, you people are comparing God given Rights to flying a toy airplane. Nonsense. Take up stamp collecting…USPS will be out of business soon, those things are guaranteed to “skyrocket” 😆 in value…

  13. janjohn1956 on July 20, 2020 at 8:34 am

    What a country !!! Thank God I live in Europe……

  14. Richie Bricker on July 20, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Im sure this was all said and done long before the comments. But I think are very wrong on how much this giant infrastucture will cost. There ois still a large percent of the us that still cant get internet. I just bought a mavic air and im scared to register it, Im scared not to register. No one has ever been killed by a drone yet millions killed by automobile. This is all so Fn crazy with a kapital K

  15. Toby Joe on July 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

    The government is just making a clear sky for Amazon UAV delivery service…. Its not about you, it’s about AMAZON…

  16. Lynne FIx on July 20, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Good Overview – Appreciate the information and look forward to updates

  17. Drone Adventure on July 20, 2020 at 8:39 am

    The Mavic Mini Already Has The Safety Feature My Friend Took Mine Too High In A Restricted Fly Zone And The Done Just Gave A Warning And Drop To The Right Altitude That Would Be Safe For Commercial Airplanes To Safe Always

  18. BigFoot #1 on July 20, 2020 at 8:40 am

    I am looking to buy my first cam drone (MAVIC PRO 2). So been watching a lot of vids. This channel is the first that i seen to dive heavily into the rules and regs. Its very helpful for the average guy like me that dont understand most of how officials right this stuff. So i sub to you, you seem to be on top of it.

  19. ungaro1036 on July 20, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Thank you again for this update,excellent and clear explanation.
    Unfortunately you’re 110% right about what will happen in the near future.Interestingly Amazon on the board of FAA new plan to help to designs and implement the plan the way they like it. Beside to have all you information and most likely all you contact and correspondences on your phone going to the wrong database, beside to the fact you have to pay monthly for that and most importantly have no possibility to fly your drone.or reduced your flight time an location and if you have some 5 minutes gap available to fly for $$$ then what is the real purpose to spend around $1000 for a new entry level drone with the expensive ID system in place and have that drone striped down to bear minimum of flying capability?!
    Definitively the rest of the free ?? or should say low cost airspace already auctioned out for the highest bidders .
    Don;t get me wrong on this I’m not negative at all . I wish we could do really something,but if you see the result after 50.000 peoples commented on they proposal directly to FAA, and I’m sure that was 50.000 unhappy fellow drone owners and you see where is heading this…
    What is next, restrictions to be out on your backyard due to delivery flight flying over your private yard and house?! Think about you getting notification on your phone to immediately seek cover and yield to the delivery drone……. and it is not that fat that you think it could happen before you know.
    Till that happy flying, and enjoy all the minutes you can.

  20. Surging Circuits on July 20, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for your work.

  21. DOPPELGANGER GANGERDOPPEL on July 20, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for the informative info. I live in Canada where I have noticed we have similar drone use restrictions like in the US. I hate to say it but a few (alot) of people have brought us to this point because of a no care attitude that they will fly wherever they please (near airports) or over roads and people with disastrous outcomes. So of course the governments respond this way because it is there civic duty to protect the public. I enjoy photography and over the years have been excited by the possibilities of being able to fly and photograph at the same time and also fly using FPV. So now it appears I am limited to purchasing drones like the DJI mini to take advantage of the low weight. I was close to purchasing the DJI Air but now I really have no interest ( or patience ) in going through all of these legal hoops just for the sake of enjoying a fews hours out flying around and taking videos and pictures. Quite sad.

  22. David Dou on July 20, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Well there you go, if many had flown responsibly then there would be no argument. However, I used to fly when the term R/C was used, not drone or UAV. Then it was done responsibly, in areas away from people, buildings etc. and under controlled conditions. What you are flying is a potentially lethal weapon. It might be well to remember that others also have rights and it might be your kid at the soccer match that gets hit. You have bought it on yourselves flying in populated areas and where others gather. Yes I will get abuse back but that only reflects the attitude of those that have no respect for others.

  23. Chad Gilmore on July 20, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Who ever is making up these rules sits in an office from 9am to 6pm everyday

  24. funnyman1972 on July 20, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Good luck getting all these Kids to comply.
    There are literally hundreds and thousands of drones out there.
    I say these people leave the drone hobbyist alone.
    Next thing we’ll see is them regulating the geese to a football field

  25. Drones 863 on July 20, 2020 at 8:48 am

    The FAA is like any other government agency just trying to take control no real reason for it .

  26. Charles Emigh on July 20, 2020 at 8:49 am

    i would imagine there will be after market attachable units for existing drones.
    can you imagine a 30 thousand dollar commercial drone suddenly being grounded

  27. ANONYMOUS YT on July 20, 2020 at 8:49 am

    they own the air space from the grass blades up. I fly under trees yes I fall in same rules. yes you see the planes flying through the trees all day long, time in 400 ft mark stupid yes . i do stunts. hobby only killing a hobby yes my next quad will go from 100 to 300.

  28. Joseph Fuller on July 20, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I can see it now. 1000 drones flying in a football sized field.

  29. Julian P on July 20, 2020 at 8:51 am

    There is an element of responsible sellers of these drones who knew all this was going to happen and thus they must have some input because the normal person like me would not know all this. if the sellers of drones do not supply help then they should then take back all Mavic Minis as this was sold to people under a false selling point. I can see lots and lots of issues which in fact will see drones banned other than companies using them for legitimate use . But it is like gun ownership, its not gun that kills but the person pulling the trigger, no one can deny that some people will do stupid things and many things not just aircraft. I am considering requesting a refund already because your right, you will be stuck in some piece of land as for Americans this has nothing to do with constitutional rights. Drones are outside of that constitution.

  30. drones r us on July 20, 2020 at 8:52 am

    FAA sucks

  31. Dan noringer on July 20, 2020 at 8:54 am

    I was going to get a drone and get a license, but I’m not going along with this new rule, so I guess I won’t be getting a drone. Too bad, because you can get some really good footage video. FAA Sucks.

  32. BigInfidelis on July 20, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Vultures as an example can weigh 17 to 33 lbs, but you think a tiny drone is a huge risk? This is hilarious! At the local AF base they have around 70 bird strikes a year.

  33. HILO on July 20, 2020 at 8:56 am

    The problem are the 10%ers who fly their drones irresponsibly…they just arrested someone who flew their drone in the flight path of blue angels…just stupid.

  34. TheVerdad on July 20, 2020 at 9:01 am

    I got rid of my drones due to FAA…. I will not pay to FAA for a Hobby. Now a Paramotor Glider not license required or "N" number for flying and more Dangerous than a Drone and it has gas engine! does not make sense!

  35. Bruce Sutherland on July 20, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Good points made Keith. I suggest that for the photographer video drone pilot operator files a flight plan with the local airport tower control ATC . LIKE A MANNEDAIRCRAFT.

  36. uBreakIt iRepairIt on July 20, 2020 at 9:05 am

    I’m curious as to how this would affect people who purchase 2nd hand drones, as well as anyone who sells their drone to someone else that may use it for trouble. I could only assume that any user of a drone, would be responsible for some sort of de-registration process similarly to when a car is sold.

  37. Drones 863 on July 20, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Karen must be working with the FAA🧐

  38. Robert Beeck on July 20, 2020 at 9:08 am


  39. D. Gates on July 20, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I spent yesterday at my son’s home for Fathers Day. He demonstrated his Mini…I ordered one before the sun set. Now I am thinking of canceling the order.
    Several years ago I spent nearly $4,000 on a drone. With the immediate confusion and concern/restrictions I gave up. I put it in its box and just left it alone.

    Well, at this time around I guess I may have just made a mistake that will cost me less than $500.

  40. UselessMarsupial on July 20, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Might as well build myself a flying bong to party with my buddy’s remotely if the drone is going to be so regulated 🤔🤔

  41. steve espinoza on July 20, 2020 at 9:08 am

    As long as they don’t take over my drone I will continue to fly anywhere I want.

  42. Brando Davis on July 20, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Yhaa more f****** stupid subscription services

  43. R Line Photography on July 20, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Oh,i just get someone to fix my drone to fly without the hoopla crap..

  44. Big Norbert on July 20, 2020 at 9:10 am

    "Stephen Dickson, administrator of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump". Look no further than corporate corruption from President Bonespurs. The only hobbyists this guy knows exist are Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and they hate Bezos because he’s not a donor and owns the Washington Post.
    After November there is at least some hope of common sense, until then… none whatsoever.

  45. Robbie B on July 20, 2020 at 9:14 am

    if I cant fly neither will amazon. Knock them down…

  46. Martin Phillips on July 20, 2020 at 9:14 am

    What about regular drones 480 to 500 grams! just for racing around a empty field is good enough! It is safer than regular win airplane.

  47. Murray Williams on July 20, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Will the FAA really put the time into “catching” drone pilots even if this goes into effect? The FAA can barely keep up with regular air traffic

  48. Nelson Manuel Monterrubio Solorzano on July 20, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Have any one go thru or tough about jamming or full up the wifi channels wile you are flying as enthusiast or hobbyists? Maybe there is a possibility of the drone to fail due to this reason and people think that was a mistake or error of the pilot!…….(MAYBE, THERE IS A CHANCE!!) OR BIG BROTHER WATCH. just a Tought!
    Im Speaking for more than one event in my personal Experience

  49. curtzblues on July 20, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Comments about black market or hacks for apps are spot on. VHS tape copiers, DVD rips, software hacks and the infamous prohibition laws. The community is far smarter than the FAA but most important, the community is far more responsible than the FAA credits us.

  50. Brian McMichael on July 20, 2020 at 9:16 am

    My drone self identifies as a RC car.

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