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FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week

The FAA projects that 1.5 million drones will be in the air by 2025.

There are new rules being promulgated all the time. To wet your appetite for what you can learn in the daily events next week, here are some very relevant topics and information:

Two final drone rules went into effect this year:

The Operations over People rule allows routine drone operations over people and routine operations at night under certain circumstances, without requiring a waiver.

The Remote Identification (Remote ID) rule requires most drones to have Remote ID capability by Sept. 16, 2023. Remote ID will help the FAA, law enforcement, and other federal agencies find the control station when a drone appears to be flying in an unsafe manner or where it is not allowed to fly.

See the entire week of events and information below:

Drone Safety Awareness Week, which kicks off next week. Throughout the week we are educating the public on safe drone operations through a series of virtual events and specially created content. In July you did a podcast on the media’s use of drone and working with first responders, so I wanted to share this safety campaign in case you wanted to follow-up with your listeners and readers.

Each day of the week, September 13-19, is dedicated to a specific educational theme:

  • Monday: Safe Flyers Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
  • Tuesday: Register and Mark Your Drone
  • Wednesday: Become a Part of a Flying Community
  • Thursday: New Rules – Remote Identification and Operations Over People
  • Friday:  Public Safety & Public Acceptance
  • Saturday and Sunday: Share the Skies – Get Out and Fly

The FAA projects that 1.5 million drones will be in the air by 2025. Drone Safety Awareness Week will also highlight the advancements of this exciting technology. Participants will hear from drone pilots and industry experts on important drone safety educational topics.
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