Join Us For A Free Webinar to Analyze the New Rules

January 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?  The phrase uttered billions of times each year by children, both small and large, on their way to Grandma’s house for Christmas.  It is also the phrase repeated by countless UAS operators this year while waiting for the FAA to release the final UAS rules for remote identification and for flight over people.

The FAA promised that it would do its best to release the rule before the end of the year, and it looks as though it is still on track to meet that goal, despite having to review and analyze thousands and thousands of public comments.  According to the government, the rule has been referred to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for their final review and approval.  Once that process is complete, it will be sent back to the FAA for any last minute adjustments.  Jay Merkle recently stated at Interdrone that he fully expects the rule will be released before New Year’s Eve.

As always, Mark Dombroff and Mark McKinnon of the Fox Rothschild aviation team are standing by to bring you our full analysis of the new rule when it is released.  We originally scheduled this webinar for December 21, 2020, in the optimistic expectation that the rule would be released this week.  Since it appears that will not happen, the webinar is being postponed until January 5, 2021, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

Topics will include:

  • How do the final rules differ from the proposed rules?
  • How does the Remote ID system work, and who is responsible for compliance?
  • What new burdens will UAS manufacturers face?
  • How soon can UAS start operating over people?
  • What are the new pilot licensing requirements?
  • How will these new rules affect flight beyond visual line of sight?
  • What other issues will the FAA turn its attention to now that these rules are final?

As always, we welcome questions and look forward to an instructive and entertaining interaction with attendees.

If you have already signed up for the webinar, you will be receiving an updated announcement.  For those of you that have not already registered, you can do so at the following LINK.