New FAA drone Rules for 2021 – Remote ID and Flying at Night over People

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  1. Chuck Johnson 7 on May 9, 2021 at 2:08 am

    BTW– do you know when and where we can take the FAA Online "Test" for the night flying thing for us 107’ers??? Thanks

  2. Chuck Bengele on May 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Ken, I know it was your show, but thank you many, many times over for having Jason. Like you, it was through Jason’s course that I was able to pass my 107 on the first try. Jason just has an incredible way of breaking down all of the "legal and technical static" into something that everyone should understand. Well done by the entire group including Trixie (I forgot about my first love from Speed Racer)

  3. Super Toddy on May 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Wait, so what if I get the Mavic air 2 and only fly it to have fun and fly however I want but don’t ever break any rules etc, I don’t have to get licensed or do i

  4. JSS2 on May 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Sounds like more bullshit that’s all it is just says it.

  5. staydown. normal savas on May 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

    i blame dji

  6. nobadnamesleft on May 9, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Ooof what a busskill. 28:40 So fun and inspiring videos like this will never be possible (legally) for anyone again?
    The government needs to make drones accessible to their umbrella surveillance system to catch the James bond villain using a drone AND forgot to turn off the IFF?
    Those evil-doers will surely use the identification broadcast right?

    I dont think catching a few idiots landing in baseball fields is a good enough excuse to ham-string a entire sport/hobby. Morons with drones are going to be morons, no matter how many laws ruin everything for everyone else. Mass regulations would serve nefarious intentions more than saving the children by finding, Identifying and fining the crap out of Joe who landed in the baseball park for fun. As a new drone pilot this is discouraging not exciting.

  7. Grow Witch Us OKC on May 9, 2021 at 2:10 am

    My father two brothers and a lot of my family is fought for this country in the freedoms that everybody enjoys but we’re not really free are we?

  8. AsylumET on May 9, 2021 at 2:12 am

    All this does is evicerate a once enjoyable hobby. You clearly don’t grasp that law breakers don’t give two cents what the law says so these new changes only affect the law abiding by moving the goal post and forcing up costs for them to enjoy the hobby which will put many people in a position to either just chance it or not to enjoy the hobby at all. Boot lickers for sure.

  9. michael Weeks on May 9, 2021 at 2:13 am

    You guys are awesome 😂

  10. Cyber Strike on May 9, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Is Flying a Drone at Night to "Survey" an area before you go walking okay, or do you need a license first?

  11. Mama Julie Cooks on May 9, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Hey FYI you do have women in your audience. Brand new to drones and thank you for the good info !!! Tell Trixie I said hi LOL !

  12. Philip Chura on May 9, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Thank you Ken and Jason for the 107 2021 updates. I used remote pilot 101 to initial 107 first try and my recertification a few months ago.. Great job. and i the funny Trixie jokes.

  13. Jake Smith on May 9, 2021 at 2:17 am

    All this will do is get good people in trouble…. completely BS.

  14. chris R on May 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    So selling a drone without a remote ID will still be legal but the person would be required to retrofit it? How is that ok?

  15. Ishmael Maphingers on May 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    <will do what I do making shine, 3d printing firearms, and flying my drone however I want and EVERYONE CAN SUCK IT 😀

  16. gmania69 on May 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Love your channel. I have worked in the film industry and law enforcement. I’ve been interested in drones for a long time. I’m going to purchase soon and I just bought the RemotePilot101 course/recurrent course. Thanks for all the great info and the discount code. 👍🏻

  17. Kevin Carter on May 9, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Are you wearing two watches? Lol…. Great show

  18. Zachary Reed on May 9, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Oh god and then you state they are making more regulations than they can enforce… so just the poorest people unable to afford competent legal representation will be hurt the most. Perfect.

  19. Bobster986 on May 9, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Ken, did you steal my car analogy? ☹️ I’m glad I got out of this 1984 industry. LOL …really not funny. 🥺

  20. Brett Jones on May 9, 2021 at 2:24 am

    You have no “rights” as a drone pilot. You have no right to drive a car. You have no right to use Facebook ? Are people just stupid anymore ?

  21. firecatgreg on May 9, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Hey I read up on Remote ID on one of the sites. . . I think it’s one of the planner sites and they talk about the future of Remote ID being important for drone delivery services and human drone automation flight. This tied into remote driving where of course old folks might like that. . . meaning if you’re to old to drive it would be cool to have a Tesla remote or self driving car drive you from point A, to Point B, where you get coffee with friends at McDonald’s in the future and then return home while wearing Tesla Remote Depends or whatever they come up with. Self Driving to Self drying perhaps. . . .:) Anyways my question is in regards to "control" this being in relation to "smart Cities". The idea of Smart cities is everyone is connected. But there is a seemingly Dark Side to Smart Cities. Which according to some sites is based on a plan to have us live in a kind of human reservation where everything is regulated. The idea at first is "sustainable" but that means according to the Agenda 21 plan by the UN to be the following:
    1. Sustainable means organic farming which can only feed up to 1 billion humans. The rest somehow has to magically disappear by 2100. How they do it isn’t explained. It sounds like some kind of strange "final solution" for human beings who "waste stuff" doing things that are "not needed" but of a "free will" of course (quotes are mine).
    2. No cars, only electric trains in some locations. No roadways, no cement dams because Cement causes global warming.
    3. Smart cities means we are all well connected to Chinese 5G so their security services can monitor everyone, and we can’t say anything against China as that will be highly discouraged (legally and perhaps otherwise?)
    4. 50% of the land in the USA will be reserved as wildlife. The Agenda 21 map has 100 percent human use land with least regulation as being less than that in current Indian Reservations.
    5. No capitalism and no consumer economy. Apparently we will not have an economy once they end up trashing the entire economy. This kind of makes sense if you’re in government and want to be one of the control overlords.
    6. Some plans put huge developments in areas where Agenda 21 cites will be allowed. They tried something like this called the Agenda 750 plan in Florida for the 7 counties to be under a "regional" UN control board of 4 people, in the seven counties in lower Florida. I think they stopped this down there. They create zoning boards above City And County level via NGO grants to Smart cities it’s a grant debt trap, kind of like what the IMF/CIA did to South American countries but the UN Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2100 do the same thing to the USA to save the world.
    7. Supposedly they do away with the court system and democracy with buerocratic laws and Agenda 21 committees. How do they do this? 80% of our laws are made up as "regulations" with Congress ceded their legislative authority to the executive branch. So Executive agencies like FAA, ATF, BLM(land management) have control to put out regulations with the rule of law.

  22. Sean Shredz on May 9, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Thank you guys! Jason is awesome and I passed in 2018 studying with remotepilot101 lifetime and did the covid recurrent 2021 FAA test!

  23. Chaplain Cody Franz on May 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Great job – as always!

  24. The Architect on May 9, 2021 at 2:33 am

    "just follow the rules" that we make up as we go and keep adding too.
    I dont have a big problem with some guidelines. even needing a "tail number" for drones is fine if its just a stick on. same with rules about operating near airports and stuff. its the digital tracking and line of sight stuff that bothers me. fpv camera drones are an amazing cinematography hobby that inspired many people and creates pilots. adding tests, digital tracking, and lots of hoops to jump through to do the hobby will push most people away. I’m fine with "go to websites, pick a number, sticker is mailed to you, stick it on" and thats it. that way if it crashes into someone it can be identified. but all of the tests and licencing will just push people away.

  25. EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE on May 9, 2021 at 2:33 am

    I can’t afford remote id, I spent my money on a new drone, pricing the average responsible user out of the market….traffic signage doesn’t cost the user anything

  26. David Hensch on May 9, 2021 at 2:35 am

    As a rc model aircraft pilot going part 107 would be extremely costly module for every aircraft!

  27. ICanDoItMyself on May 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    I feel like DJI would be able to implement remote ID just with software in older drones. That would be nice.

  28. Sam Smith on May 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Because we’re just falling into a communist country that’s why

  29. Greg Miller on May 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    FPV FAA-RIA Obstacle Course Race Tracks

  30. btntx on May 9, 2021 at 2:40 am

    I will absolutely not retrofit any of my equipment to comply with this Orwellian nonsense. This is 100% government overreach.

  31. Blu Sky on May 9, 2021 at 2:41 am

    9:24 Many of these rules are just over complicated and pointless. I started flying FPV in 2007. Remote id will give FAA a revenue source to fine stupid people that’s FAA motivation. Geo Fencing is a far better solution. Remote id will be pointless if everything is GEO fence properly and lets be real the guy flying over the Superbowl isn’t going to use s drone with remote id. I dare to say that a drone such as DJI would already geo fence something like the super bowel making remote id redundant and pointless.

  32. Hobbyologist101 on May 9, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Next rule. Wear a mask when your outside alone flying your drone.

  33. One Angry Weeb on May 9, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Bootlickers. Some people breaking the rules does not justify imposing stricter rules on everyone.

  34. D Hansel on May 9, 2021 at 2:44 am

    What other flight apps are good to fly the DJI Mavic 2 pro and zoom? Any suggestions

  35. Florida Man Shots on May 9, 2021 at 2:46 am

    So when do these laws get inacted? I cant find any dates online since everyone says so many different ones. Ive been told part 107 will be able to fly at night as well as over moving vehicles and people starting April 22, is this true?

  36. Charlie Warner on May 9, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Will small drones like the Mavic mini need retrofitting?

  37. john. wayne on May 9, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I can’t freaking believe you boys are agreeing with this shit……. just cause we have dumb people don’t mean u punnish people. Yall are the type of people that would vote to remove guns from all people. Cause some fool went out and shot a bunch of people. I bet you boys are SUPER smart.

  38. James Birney on May 9, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Do you have a link to the additional required faa night fly training? I have the 107 already.

  39. 2A HILLBILLY on May 9, 2021 at 2:51 am

    You guys are just in it for the money. Its going to stop everyone from flying. I’m worried every time I fly now legally. Not me I will stop flying. Be good for you guys more Business for you guys.

  40. Daniel Kays on May 9, 2021 at 2:51 am

    The word for what FPV people do is called "Drone Parkour".

  41. 2A HILLBILLY on May 9, 2021 at 2:53 am


  42. Tony 2000 on May 9, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Sorry still confused, As of this date 3/ 12 /21 can we fly at night right now recreational , The same way we would during the daytime with a light indicator on our drones yes or no. Sorry fellows, I sat and watched the whole thing and all I got was( you can)( you can’t)( you can)(you can’t). Also, air map in Pennsylvania said that I can’t fly at night very confusing.

  43. Zachary Reed on May 9, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Lol “hurt so bad by it” it completely outlaws their entire business. Hahahaha

  44. Dan Blood on May 9, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Pennsylvania has gotten around FAA laws by passing laws prohibiting a drone from taking off or landing within city limits, parks, among many other areas. They are not able to legislate the airspace, but about the land used to enter the airspace. This would prevent anyone from taking off anywhere but on their private property.

  45. Tim the Tool Man on May 9, 2021 at 2:56 am

    It sounds like that guy wants all of the airspace to himself. He can’t have it all.

  46. The Adventure Hobo on May 9, 2021 at 2:56 am

    How do I make sure it’s OK to fly where I wanna fly besides the yellow and orange and red zones on the DJI map indicating airports in air traffic zones. So far I’ve had a hard time figuring out if I can fly in national recreation areas and other areas that are similar.

  47. Vision Communications on May 9, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Remote ID all about clearing the airspace for commercial drone delivery and other money making uses..

  48. Micah Nelson on May 9, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Buy back program? Tracking app?… or better yet, grandfather current owners in as a mediation to these newly proposed legislative rules.

  49. Dan Blood on May 9, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Problem is states have laws that are anti drone. Like the state of Pennsylvania. If we only had to abide by faa regulations not a bid deal.

  50. Grandpa Fatmouths Secondhand Opinions on May 9, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Thank you fellas a heap for letting fly with all the Intel! I’m making the move from type one drones (under 250 grams) to part 107. Registered my first bird, studying for the test.

    One thing I can say that has been a challenge has been separating old information from new rules, and that’s where you find folks have come in for me.

    Tell trixy I said hey there.

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