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Remote ID for Drones and Operations Over People delayed

One result of the transfer of power to the Biden Administration is that Remote ID for Drones, Operations Over People, and Recurrent Training and Initial Testing have been delayed.

Remote ID for Drones and Operations Over People delayed

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that some of the new UAS rules that were published on January 15, 2021, will be delayed. The Federal Register will officially publish the delay on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, reports the Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSPA).

The delay comes from the Department of Transportation and affects Remote ID for Drones (RID), Operations Over People (OOP), and Recurrent Training and Initial Testing.

The new implementation date of Remote ID for Drones and Operations Over People is now April 21st, 2021 instead of March 16th, 2021. Other aspects of RID such as production compliance, actual compliance, etc. are pushed back as well, according to DSPA

Part 107 Recurrent Online Training and Part 107 In-Person Initial Testing will be delayed until April 6th, 2021.

“If you need to become current this month, or before 4/6/21, you still have to go to a PSI Testing Center and take the in-person UGR, and (unfortunately) pay another $165. And let’s be honest here, that sucks. To save you the hassle of looking that up, here is the PSI page for the UGR: https://faa.psiexams.com/faa/login,” says the DSPA.

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