Many of our clubs have been granted FRIA (FAA-Recognized Identification Area) status for their club’s flying site. We have updated the club finder on our website to reflect which locations have been granted FRIA status, as well as added an option to search for FRIA-approved clubs within a certain mile radius. These clubs will appear with a green badge labeled “FRIA” next to them, as seen below:
To access the club finder, follow this link: www.modelaircraft.org/club-finder. We will continue to update our records as we receive FRIA approvals from the FAA. Please let us know if your flying site has received its FRIA approval and the website doesn’t reflect this information.
As a reminder, the FAA has extended the Remote ID enforcement date by six months. Radio Control Operators now have until March 16, 2024, before they will have to comply with the rule. This extension provides the FAA more time to approve FRIA applications and manufacturers the time for production of broadcast modules. For the FAA’s full statement on the extension, click here
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