This week in drone news: The FAA has snuck network Remote ID into the norm by approving a bid for a company to download local Remote ID information and broadcast it on a nationwide network. The FAA has approved the first community-based organization (AMA). A study published by Aloft shows LAANC compliance is low, finally all the Pilot Institute courses are on sale! Go check it out!
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In this week’s drone news update, the FAA is sneaking network remote ID back, first approved CBO (and a warning), LAANC providers say LAANC compliance is low and our courses are… on sale…
Your first story this week is that network remote ID is back…
Iconcept, network remote ID transmits remote ID information to the internet or cloud where is can be mass distributed via what the FAA calls “UAS Service Suppliers”. proposed as a Remote ID solution by the FAA but later taken down in the final ruling after massive pushback from the community in the form of 53,000 comments. The FAA instead settled on broadcast remote ID which only send the Remote ID signal locally. The network version would have required each drone to have some sort of network connection, which wasn’t going to be free…
This week, a contract was awarded to a company called Anra Technologies to demonstrate the ability to collect, aggregate, and retransmit broadcast remote ID message and convert it into… you guessed it… network Remote ID.
The idea behind this concept is to allow Remote ID to be used as a part of the Unmanned Traffic Management or UTM. Under UTM, Remote ID could be used to share the location of all drones in a specific area, and allow for traffic separation. This is a great concept as long as… the data “collected and aggregated” is not used to create paid highways in the sky, as some companies that I won’t name have been wanting to do. Airspace access must remain free. Please let me know in the comments what you think about this.
The second story this week is also a big one. AMA announced that they are the first approved FAA community Based Organization or CBO.
A few weeks ago, the FAA finally released guidelines that candidate for CBOs need to follow. We also made a video highlighting the need to keep CBO guidelines simple and concise, link up here.
Sadly, the AMA guidelines are anything but that. The main document is 12 pages long. But worse, it links to over a dozen other documents, including 4 separate documents for FPV flying (outdoors AND indoors) and another 6-page document highlighting see and avoid guidance. Talk about concise.
If you are going to use the AMA for your safety guidelines, we recommend you read ALL the documents and make sure you are familiar with them. You are liable BY LAW to follow those guidelines.
For example, when flying FPV, if your drone is less than 2 pounds, you should maintain a minimum separation of 10 feet from pilots/helpers, and 25 feet from spectators, and 50 feet from vehicles/structures. I hope I didn’t make you spit your morning beverage.
A final note about this story, the AMA guidelines are not easily accessible on their website. Our team had to dig to find them via a google search. Remember the FAA was clear that you DON’t need to pay any membership fees to fly under the rules of ANY CBOs.
Let us know what you think in the comments.
Your third story this week is also regarding USS. Aloft said in a study that only 20%-30% of flights that occur in controlled airspace have LAANC authorization.For this study, Aloft looked at two airports, Dulles (VA) and Harry Reid (NV). According to the article on DroneXL, the compliance number is likely so low due to DJI dropping out of the LAANC program due to security concerns.
In this week's drone news update the fa Is sneaking Network remote ID back in And the first approved CBO and a warning A lens provider said that lens Compliance has been pretty low and then Lastly our courses are on sale let's get To it Your first story this week is that Network remote ID is back if you're Unfamiliar with the concept Network Remote ID transmits your remote ID Information to the intranet or to the Cloud where it can be Mass distributed Via what the fa calls the uas service Suppliers or USS this technology was Originally proposed as a remote ID Solution by the FAA but later they took It down because in the final ruling After the massive pushback from the Community in the form of 53 000 comments The fa instead said that they were going To use broadcast remote ID which only Sends the remote ID signal locally the Network solution would have required Each drone to have some sort of network Connection which wasn't going to be free This week a contract was awarded to a Company called Android Technologies to Demonstrate the ability to collect Aggregate and re-transmit your broadcast Remote ID message and then convert it Into while you guessed it Network remote ID the idea behind this concept is to Allow remote ID to be used as part of
UTM unmanned traffic management now Under UTM remote ID could be used to Share the location of all the Drone in a Specific area and then allow to have Traffic separation now this is not a bad Concept as long as the data that is Collected and aggregated I'm quoting What they had in there is not used to Create what some companies want to do Which is paid highways in the sky This is not a concept that I'm really a Big fan of airspace access must remain Free this is something that will Continue fighting because I think it's a Terrible idea if we start to have paid Access to get our drone or any other Aircraft quite frankly in the airspace So please let me know in the comments What you think about this story The second story this week is also a big One AMA announced that they are the First approved FAA Community Based Organization or short CBO a few weeks Ago the fa finally released the Guidelines that candidates for CBO need To follow we made a video highlighting The need to keep CBO guidelines simple And concise I'm going to put the link Right up here for you it's probably a Must watch if you're not familiar with This sadly the AMA guidelines or Anything but that the main document is 12 12 pages long but worse it links to Over a dozen other documents including
Four separate documents for fpv flying Including outdoor and indoors flying Another six pages highlighting how to do C and avoid and talk about being concise In this case if you're going to use the AMA for your guidelines we recommend That you read all the documents all the Documents I mean it make sure that you Are familiar with them you are required And liable by law to follow these Guidelines lines for example if you're Going to be flying your fpv if your Drone is less than two pounds you should Maintain a minimum separation of 10 feet From the pilot and the helpers 25 feet From Spectators and 50 feet from Vehicles and structures now if you don't Do that technically the FAA could be Coming after you because you're not Following the guidelines that you told Them you're going to follow I hope I Didn't make you spit your morning Beverage with this one final note about This story the AMA guidelines are not Easily accessible on their website our Team had to dig quite a bit and actually We had to just resort to doing a Google Search at the end remember that DFA was Clear that you do not you do not need to Pay any membership fee to fly under any Of the CBO guidelines so let us know What you think down in the comments your Third story this week is Also regarding The USS the service suppliers Aloft said
That in a study that only 20 to 30 Percent of the flights that occurred in Controlled airspace actually have lens Authorization for this study Aloft Looked at two different airports Dallas And Virginia and Harry Reid and Nevada According to the article on drone Excel The compliance number are likely to be Low because DJI dropped out of being a Lens provider due to security concerns Additionally the DJI Geo zones may play A big role for the confusion because People are never sure if authorization Is or is not required we get these Questions sadly every single week again Let us know what you think here in the Comments and then the last story this Week is that our Black Friday sale is Starting today all the courses in our Catalog are currently at the lowest that They will be this year and actually I Mean that we don't run any kind of Special sales other than this big Black Friday sale right here so our part 107 Core course is a hundred and seven Dollars right now it's not 107 off it's Actually one hundred and seven dollars Final price uh our photo and video Fundamental course is 75 the real estate Course is 49 and the mapping bundle is 199 we have plenty more courses so you Can see the full list down on our Website and we'll put Link in the Description so that's it that's all I
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