On September 16, 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin requiring drone operators in the United States to broadcast Remote ID information, unless flying in an FAA-recognized identification area. We’ve got you covered—we think our drones are the smartest, safest drones in the world and we want to make it easy to be compliant when flying our products.
[note] Skydio X2D drones used by the U.S. Department of Defense or other federal agencies are generally exempt from the manufacturer requirements in the Remote ID rule. [/note]
Skydio 2, 2+ or X2E drones produced after September 16, 2022
Remote ID is already enabled for your drone. For more information visit What is Remote ID, and how does Skydio have you covered?
Skydio 2, 2+ or X2E drones produced before September 16, 2022
We’ve enabled Remote ID for your drone via a simple software update. Follow the steps below to ensure your drone is fully enabled and compliant.
Step 1 - Update your drone and app/controller
Step 2 - Ensure Remote ID information is successfully broadcasting
Step 3 - Update registration with the FAA
[note] Depending on when you initially registered your drone, you may be able to edit your registration with your new Remote ID information. Otherwise you will need to cancel your registration and re-register. [/note]
[note] If you receive an Invalid Serial Number error message when registering your drone, hang tight—we’re working on an update to resolve this issue for a small number of our earliest users. Stay tuned! [/note]
Step 4 - Affix a label to your drone
[note] You may use any tape or adhesive that securely affixes the label to the drone and maintains legibility. Alternatively, you may print the label onto sticker paper that can be securely affixed to the drone. [/note]
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