Photo / Film Section 333 Exemptions

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Almost half of the FAA exemption petitions being filed under Section 333 are for photography and film industry. As of July, 45.15% of all Section 333 Exemption Petitions were for photography and videography (film).  This does not include real estate drone use, which represents about 25% of the total exemptions applied for by companies looking to use drones for commercial …

Can a Real Estate Agent or Broker Charge Money to Take Drone Pictures of Properties?

In Drone Law Blog, Real Estate Drone Use by Enrico Schaefer2 Comments

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The use of drones by real estate agents, brokers and vendors for aerial photography and videography is exploding. One of the hottest areas for drone photography and videography is in the real estate market.  A picture really does speak a thousand words.  When it comes to selling real estate, no truer words have ever been spoken. Real estate drone use …

What is a FAA Section 333 Blanket COA (Certificate of Waiver or Authorization)?

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FAA Issues Blanket COA to All Section 333 Drone Operators: The FAA continues to work directly with the drone community and drone lawyers to ensure compliance with FAA regulations, Section 333 Exemptions and FAR/AIM.   The FAA recently provided companies who have received Section 333 Exemptions a blanket COA to fly without obtaining a civil Certificate of Waiver or Authorization …

Can I Use a Drone to Film My Event?

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Can you fly your UAS/Drone over an event with third party individuals under Section 333 Exemption permit? Everyone wants to use their drone to take video or pictures of events such as races, weddings, festivals, gatherings and similar group functions, but this may be in violation with FAA regulations.

FAA Drone Law: Can I fly for business?

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“What is the current FAA drone law?” Many businesses are now asking “Can I fly a drone for my business to take pictures?” FAA Drone Law has been much debated these last few years.   To many drone and UAS attorneys, the FAA had failed to make rules for unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, this leaving drones unregulated.   When …

FAA Drone and UAV Resources

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The FAA provides a wealth of information about drones, UAS and model aircraft regulations and safety guidelines.  Depending on the type of operation, you can start with these resources and click through for more information: Operations Public Operations (Governmental) Civil Operations (Non-Governmental) Model Aircraft (Hobby or Recreation only) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Frequently Asked Questions: What is an unmanned aircraft system …

State UAV and Drone Laws

In Drone Law Blog, State Drone Law by Enrico Schaefer

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States are enacting new UAS and drone laws at a rapid pace. Whether state laws are preempted by federal regulations which grant permission to fly will be one important issue.  Contact a drone lawyer today if you have questions about the drone laws in your state.

FAA Rules and Regulations: Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAS)

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The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration FAA has proposed regulations for commercial use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace.  The safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting commercial activity.  The new rules also proposes operating limitations designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. The new rules will not apply to …

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