FRIA is an FAA Recognized Identification Area
A FRIA is a defined geographic area where R/C model aircraft can be flown without Remote ID equipment. Both the aircraft and the pilot must be located within the FRIA's boundaries throughout the operation. In addition, the pilot of the model aircraft must be able to see the airplane at all times throughout the duration of the flight
YES, the club flying field is registered with the FAA and is shown on the latest FAA Sectional Charts. The FAA identification number assigned to the flying field is 2023-CBO-00639-FRIA,
Remote ID is the ability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by other parties through a broadcast signal. The Remote ID device can be either built-in (standard Remote ID) or added on (module).
As of September 16, 2023, an R/C model aircraft or a drone flown anywhere in the USA is required to have a functional Remote ID device. The only exception is for R/C model aircraft or drones flown at a FRIA, such as the Black Hawk R/C Pilots flying field near New Hartford.
Property ownership does not extend to the National Airspace (NAS). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) claims authority over anything flying in the air extending down to the top of the grass.
The FAA rules are the same for Recreational and Part 107 Commercial pilots.