An Update on Drones

Last Update: July 01, 2014

I just read that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ruled that realtors or other commercial entrepreneurs who use drones must comply with all FAA rules, and they must be certified by the FAA as commercial operators. I have no idea what is required in that, but I'm pretty sure that there is red tape involved.

There is a "hobbyist exemption" from the FAA rules that excludes model airplanes weighing 55 pounds or less when they are used for hobby or recreation. They must also be in the direct line of sight of the operator. The FAA has ruled that a realtor who uses a drone to photograph listings is not included in the hobbyist exemption. It doesn't matter that the realtor is not getting paid to take the photographs. It is not just a hobby.

So all you prospective drone operators out there, BE AWARE!

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3SEASONGIFT Premium
Interesting, I think is good should have some role other while every body go get one fly over the place will cause some accident and some people will get hurt or lose of life
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IMN Premium
I hope nothing that severe will happen, but undoubtedly there will be some "bugs" to work out.
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JRCM Premium
Thanks
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IMN Premium
You're welcome.
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CathyS Premium
You know what this means? ... It means I just gotta start that conspiracy theory site after all! :-)
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IMN Premium
Haha! Somebody's gotta do it.
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divadejunk Premium
Interesting. Drones have become part of our vocabulary. I wonder if that is a niche market :) Keep up the good work.
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IMN Premium
Right now is probably a great time to develop a website on drones.
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burnzy Premium
Good to know. thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!
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IMN Premium
You're welcome.
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