I had a similar post but I deleted it because I thought it was argumentative and didn't want to address the notice from that angle. The point being is in rare circumstances (like your insurance carrier requires it), it's a defacto postponement and there will be some who argue with you on this piece:Not quite. The effective date remains September 15, 2023. The FAA said they will consider waiving enforcement for cases involving people who have been unable to add RID capability to their drone, and that leniency will end on March 16, 2024.
RID becomes mandatory on Friday. But the FAA won't hold your feet to the fire if you make a convincing case for having been unable to find an RID module for your drone.
Those of us with recent model DJI drones are already flying with RID operating. Friday seems like no big deal for us.
EDIT: There was a post earlier today from the Pilot Institute with a copy of the FAA statement and a link.
If you fly a Mavic 2 and you placed an order for a broadcast module because your sw update isn't ready until December, you are now free to cancel your order and you can still fly next week, not because you do so based on this notice but because there is no enforcement....which in any legal setting would amount to the same thing. Even if this isn't specifically allowed based on the notice, it's what will happen which again, means something. So while I agree with you, I didn't want to argue that point with anyone who took issue with me for overlooking the "intent." Again, I know what the notice says but anyone who thinks you may have to prove you have a backorder else you get fined...they can place an $0 order with me and I'll put everyone on backorder with expected ship date in March.
I may remind people of the specifics but I had no plans to update anyone who had their own interpretation of the notice as long as they didn't think RID was gone for good because it isn't. I had a few folks ask if standard RID in these drones could be turned off and the answer is No.