One of the most debated topics of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NPRM for Remote ID for Drones it the pilot’s location. DJI recently posted this video on YouTube (see below) explaining how remote identification for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could work. Many drone pilots responded right away saying that they do not want their location to be made public when flying their drones. Since then DJI has adjusted the video’s description to be more clear. Now they also released the following article.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just announced that their next Drone Advisory Committee will take place in Washington, D.C. on February 27th, 2020. The committee advises the FAA on various topics, including the recently published NPRM for Remote ID for Drones. Membership of the committee includes various larger players in the drone industry. Hobbyist drone pilots and smaller commercial drone operators are notably absent from the committee, however. The DAC meetings are open to the public, but can also be followed online on the FAA’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube platforms.