Drone Expert Witnesses may soon be called to testify on how and to what extent authorities can remotely identify a drone’s pilot.
At the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Symposium in Baltimore, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) debated the question of when they will allow the identification of the operator of unmanned drone aircraft.
As reported by Ben Hanock in his article: “What’s Next: Whose Drone is That?“, this “remote ID” rule could be a first step to more permissive regulations for commercial drone flights. Authorities want to be able to know who’s operating the drones before drone flights out of the line of sight are allowed. Right now they are generally not allowed under FAA regulations.