Encourage anyone who supports the hobby to comment to the FAA on the proposed rule for Remote ID by downloading and printing a flyer that appears in the March issue of Model Aviation. You can download the flyer by clicking on the image or this link.
In December 2019, the FAA released a proposed rule for Remote ID on UAS. The rule can be read in its entirety at www.regulations.gov by searching for FAA-2019-1100. The proposal is deeply flawed; some of the main concerns include the exclusion of a path for community-based organizations (CBOs), such as AMA, to establish and maintain fixed flying sites that satisfy Remote ID compliance. Second, the rule does not create a pathway for Remote ID compliance at AMA events and competitions. Third, the rule should account for situations where there is no internet connectivity, as many safe places to fly are in rural areas with little or no service. Finally, the rule should not require modelers to register each of their aircraft individually.
To speak out against the proposed rule:
- Visit www.regulations.gov and type FAA-2019-1100 in the search box.
- Click on the Comment Now! button.
- Identify your concerns within the proposed remote ID Rule.
- Provide a summary of how your concerns will impact model aircraft operations.
- Include data to back up your concerns when possible.
- Provide alternative solutions.
- Address financial impacts affecting you, your club, and the hobby industry.
- Use templates on modelaircraft.org/gov to get started with your own personalized comment.
- Submit comments by March 2, 2020.
- Contact AMA for assistance.
- Online submissions are the fastest way to submit your comment. You can also mail your comment, identified by docket number FAA-2019-1100, to:
Docket Operations, M-30
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140
West Building Ground Floor
Washington, DC 20590-0001