What The New FAA Rules Mean For Drone Fliers

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Yesterday the FAA published their Final Rules for the Remote Identification of UAV’s and in this clip I cover the high points of what these new rules mean for the average flier. I add a little background and insight on how the new RID rules affect what you’ll be flying and how you fly. Please let me know if you have questions and thanks again for watching!

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  1. sc1212able on January 1, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I have watched 4 videos on this subject and no ones has talked about how this is going to effect the RC model airplane community. Most of us that fly RC planes, belong to the AMA and fly at AMA sanctioned fields and fly line of sight, so I would think we would be exempt from most of this bullshit. One thing AMA members have over most drone pilots is that we carry liability insurance in case of an accident….

  2. Gerthy FPV on January 1, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    This Ruling falls short for FPV pilots like myself because of the GPS requirement. How is this going to function properly when we often fly in and out of buildings?

  3. DobieDoxie on January 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Anyone saying this is okay, is really not a person who should be trusted. This is just .gov overreach. The current on ID drones will be worth their weight in gold down the road. This smacks of them wanting to have complete control over everyone, everywhere.

    Pure trash and anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong. This signals the end of the drone world. Give an inch, they take the whole damn thing. There is NOTHING good in this regulation. The word regulation in itself isn’t generally a good thing.

  4. Colin eames on January 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Rick, I have a mavic mini 1 if I put a beyond on my drone will it push the weight over 250 grams ? Then I will have to register it.

  5. Ron Brown on January 1, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Great explanation of the new rules and regulations. I hope these new rules don’t make it harder for the hobbyist pilots. Especially if they like to post some of their pictures to non- monetized social media outlets.

  6. joaquinmojado on January 1, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Rick, careful your opinion is valid but registration of firearms is covered in the NFA. However, comparisons made between weapon registration and a drone is one is Constitutionally protected.

  7. Bob Nelson on January 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Great information that was needed. Thank you.

  8. Good Citizen on January 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I worry that every time I fly my drone, i’m now going to be harassed by the Karens down the street, or law enforcement that don’t really know the laws, or properly trained to do so. This could turn into just another way government extorts money from hard working americans for there own cheesy existence.

  9. Eric Miller on January 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Nice job at 19:00 mentioning all the way the government screws us all, while accepting it even more. Just remember, a tax on tea is what started a revolution. Our founding fathers would be ashamed of the government we allow today, and people that let it happen under the lie of "compromise".

  10. D. Hansel on January 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Pilot fined $ 182,000.
    This is why idiots are giving our hobby a bad name.

    Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. I hope they throw him in prison for 20 years at hard labor.

  11. Hotshot221 71747174 on January 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    This ain’t no reasonable compromise any person can monitor you now and if you even do an accidental Woopsie maybe flying the drone too high over somebody’s property line they can report you to the FAA and also last thing I need it’s me flying my drone in the mountains and some weirdo who doesn’t like it can simply look for my location and then come confront me congratulation on giving away our rights to operate drones imagine if they tracked you like this in your car how many times do you think you’ve gone over the posted speed limit maybe you were doing 65 in a 60 and the government could just automatically give you a ticket because they have access to all data of your vehicle regardless if it was the flow of traffic because the government bot only cares about the posted speed limit in that zone. I understand don’t fly too high we have fire helicopters that fly low enough that we can read their side serial/identification number in our area obviously don’t fly over peoples properties because I actually respect people‘s privacy and I get that the only way to stop people who do bad things with drones is to check if they’ve done anything but only law Enforcement should be able to get a hold of that information upon their request not just any member of the public once again I kind of goes back to the car scenario what if your neighbors were able to check where drive you Drive every mile every turn everything your route to work your favorite lunch spot citizens will probably be up in arms literally but when it comes to us drone hobbyist we barely have much say in the gov nevertheless much pushback and yes we made recommendations I managed to get rid of some few things but now any old bloke can you get your serial number and see all of your drone flights and obviously where you live most likely it’s just so stupid how we just allow the government to come and and regulate without us really getting a True saying and final part related to the terrorist stuff what kind of drone that can carry an explosive payload large enough the Merck quite a few people it would probably be way too expensive for them and there’s better ways of doing it it’s just a common government Trope to use terrorists to implement new laws and regulations

  12. Mule Crusher on January 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    The only issue i have is letting any wack job know exactly where I’m that could get alot of good pilots hurt.

  13. dbarker79 on January 1, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Awesome. Definitely wanna know about night flight rules.

  14. Bob Schulz on January 1, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for an educational commentary on this very important subject. You are always a reliable voice, and I really appreciate that. Thanks.

  15. Mule Crusher on January 1, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Unless someone attatches a weapon to the drone, what harm could come from a camera ?

  16. Zatara on January 1, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Sacrifice a little freedom for a little safety and you will end up with neither.

    I like your channel. I dont like the mindset of "well I have to register x y z so what’s one more thing". This ultimately is a slippery slope that has caused many freedoms to die over time. Remember the frog, when thrown in, jumps out of a boiling pot of water, but will stay in until cooked if the heat is turned up gradually. At least I heard that one once. Haha.

  17. Ron Wyman on January 1, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    In my opinion, I believe that the FAA has done a superb job working out this new upcoming law regarding the future of the drone industry. Congress and Senate and Executive Branch needs to gain some insight in legislation. But they need to first learn to read first.

  18. Paul Clutter on January 1, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Yeah whats 1 more permit with all the permits we pay for now

  19. AJ Alvarez on January 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Wow FAA so broke! They have to find a way to make money! I’m surprised people with guns like my self don’t have a ID tracker on them so you know where the guns at any location anytime! Anyway just suggestion!🤪👍
    My A.R.15-M4 & my Glock’s don’t have ID tracker on it and my Drones it’s being recommended to have it a tracking ID on it very interesting!🤪

  20. D. Hansel on January 1, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    The only people that have jurisdiction over the airways are the FAA. The police don’t, the sheriff don’t, the home owners association don’t and the coast guard don’t.
    There won’t be any funding for the FAA to hire thousands of people just to out and find little Johnny flying his drone in his back yard.

    These kinds of ruling are doing to drive responsible flyers to just go underground and fly even if they have to get new software to do so.
    The police have more to do than run around looking for drones in the sky.

    If there is a bad guy out there he is not going to go by the rules. It’s like the person that used an RV to blow up the AT&T building last week. Are we going to ban all RV’s?
    We’ll see what new software comes out in the next 12 or so months.

  21. G Boys on January 1, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Is this only in the USA or is this in Canada too?

  22. Texas Beard on January 1, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve enjoyed drones for years but it’ll only get worse from here so, I’m done.

  23. RICK HALBUR on January 1, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Very well done Rick you have layed out
    This Remote ID so it is understandable
    Thanks so much. I didn’t here how to get
    A beacon and the price of it. It may not be out yet.

  24. Doug Kinney on January 1, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Excellent overview on the new broadcast refs. Well done. Tks.

  25. orangeUAVpilot on January 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks Rick for the final ruling summary! REMOTE ID clarification question : I thought in the draft version there was a provision for a Zero to 300 feet Remote ID exclusion requirement that would make it more accommodating for Hobbyist and FPV flyers,. Is this statement false or was it removed in the final version ?? Thanks!

  26. John Marcus on January 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I’m concerned. I just bought a new (unused mavic air. I added several batteries, several memory cards a nice case and several accessories. I’ve invested over $1000. I even registered on the faa website. I plan to fly at home near the large lake in my neighborhood and get some awesome photos and videos. How will this remote id thing impact me?

  27. Mark Kenney on January 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the analysis. I appreciate your reason and reasonableness.

  28. james cortez on January 1, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    So can we fly at night has a hobbyist with a night strobe light without a part 107 I just got a mini from dji

  29. Steve Stanger on January 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for breaking down the new regulations!

  30. Flying Machines on January 1, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Don’t you see any problem for anyone being able to see where the pilot is located? Besides them coming to hassle you, an even bigger concern is someone coming to accost me and steal my drone.

  31. Nomadic Weatherbear on January 1, 2021 at 11:19 pm


  32. AJ Alvarez on January 1, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    lol I got my Covid Stimulus $600 yesterday! it’s not enough to buy Dji FPV Drone combo come out soon! My the FAA Chip in couple hundred bucks more would be awesome! 🤪. Rick Happy safe and Healthy New Year to you and your familyis as always Great video content!😎👍 🥳

  33. whopaul on January 1, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Ok thx u

  34. The Lock Picking Lebowski on January 1, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    This ruling has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with legislating the hobby out of existence.

  35. Chris Hilton on January 1, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Rick – great breakdown with a good summary. I’m looking forward to the other follow up clips on the other topics covered.

    My concern remains that bad actors will use technology to find legal operators with the intent to confront, harm, or rob. This portion of the information should only be available to LEOs. If not, we really need a federal law that clearly states that interfering with a drone pilot flying legally is a felony with painful minimum sentencing and fines (10 years in jail and $50,000 is what I’d consider good).

  36. Flavio Chapa on January 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I totally understand we have to register and broadcast certain info, what I don’t understand is why the commercial side wants to push us out, we spend a lot of money buying from these same retailers that want us out, hell I bought my Mavic and Mavic 2 pro from amazon and they probably are one of the ones pushing us out, why can’t the FAA just give delivering commercial drones an extra 100′ or more above the 400 we are topping out, what they’re doing, is like kicking us out of the highways, because the commercial 18 wheelers have priority, if we can share the streets and highways with commercial vehicles, we can share the sky as well.

  37. glen bates on January 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks, good information. At 76 and the implementation time frame I may not have to worry about it.

  38. J R on January 1, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    The FAA IS 💩&🤮

  39. Jeremy Mcpherson on January 1, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I disagree. We do not need regulations and registration. I happen to be an avid enthusiast in shooting sports as well and regulation and registration has destroyed the hobby. Registration and regulation has done zero to stop any sort of crime or bad thing having to with this equipment. Just because one can carve up their neighbor with a chainsaw doesn’t mean they will. Could it be used for nefarious purposes yes, but in the grand scheme of things this is rare. Drones are not any different. Why spend untold amounts of money regulating what ifs?

  40. Fearless Leader on January 1, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    This is a tax grab on Amazon and other commercial businesses that use drones. Hobbyists should not have been included.

  41. Nathan Hoover on January 1, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks for your summary and the links. Very informative.

  42. Jay J. on January 1, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Such Bullshit. Downvoted for being pro- increased regulation.

  43. Mark Nowak on January 1, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the information. It’s much better than reading a 400 page document.

  44. Dean F on January 1, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Welcome my friend, welcome to the machine.

  45. Bruce Bugbee on January 1, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for a good summary of the situation.

  46. Ron Ralph's son on January 1, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks.FAA hasn’t told me to register yet.I thought drones were to be registered by now.

  47. Paul Clutter on January 1, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    As far as knowing where your flight is China already knows.any dji drone has the flight log in it..as soon as you go online with your phone,tablet..I’m sure its transmitted to dji..etc

  48. Iggy Konrad on January 1, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    I believe location ID could leave flyers open to harassment and may be worse regardless if the flyers is operating fully within the law and best practices. I’m also betting there will be lots of new high level sub250 gram drones hitting the market in the near future.

  49. JavierSN95 on January 1, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    you mean Philly, the yahoo BUHAHAHAHA

  50. Mark Kintzel on January 1, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks Rick! Are there standards defined for the frequency, power output, packet format, etc. or does each manufacturer come up with their own way of transmitting this information? Seems like it would be unmanageable for authorities if there weren’t a standard. For a future video, I would like to hear more about the requirements to apply for an FAA approved flying location …. will probably do some research, but how much effort is required to create a club and get some space marked off. Thanks for all you do.

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