The USS system is intended to provide data to organizations and users not within range of the direct broadcast.I agree, this is something that has many thinking they need both on the standard RID. I believe internet is more for joe public first then FAA. Broadcast will be mainly FAA. Either or.
He's not calling a USS - he's calling the facility manager who looks up the flight on a network RID website.It’s like on the this clip at about 2:35 where the guy comes out out and calls about drone flying at his location. There is no internet and he has to call a USS.
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From what what i understand there are only 3 options to comply the first 2 both require internet and the 3rd limits you to 400ft and you must be in a special area. Also you need a subscription? Even if you can do it without internet that will still essentially make older drone's illegal as it would probly be cheaper to buy a new drone with remote id than try to rig it up on a old drone. It would just really stink to not be able to (legal'y) fly drones not equiped with it without being in some special area. If they would do what i am told the uk does and just allow special privaliges to those who use remote id and let the rules for the rest of us stay the same i think i would be happy.After the 60 day comment period and then a review period by the FAA of the MANY comments. Then then can even change their proposal to try and meet the demands of the commenters or they can push it through as-is.
Worst case ( push it as is) would be at least 6 months before it became law and even then it would be roughly 36 month implementation time.
In terms of “always flying with internet access” that’s but one of the options. Having an aircraft that can Self Broadcast also meets the requirements.