US Drone Law
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Frequently Asked Questions
Commercial Drone Use
Yes, there are three ways to fly a drone as part of your business, including for use in capturing great aerial footage of your real estate listings:
- Follow the Requirements in the Part 107 Rule
- Obtain a Section 333 Grant of Exemption
- Obtain an Airworthiness Certificate for the Aircraft
Of course you can also hire someone who has met the federal requirements to operate a drone for business purposes.
Yes. You may hire an individual or company to take pictures or shoot video footage from their drone. However, before doing so, you should consider asking for evidence that they meet federal requirements to operate a drone for business purposes.
Many drones are not large enough or powerful enough to carry a GoPro camera. Most drones that come with a built-in camera are not designed to add an external camera. If the drone comes with a camera mounted on a gimbal (a mechanism under the drone that is designed to maintain the cameras orientation despite the movement of the drone) then the gimbal and camera can most likely be replaced with a GoPro camera and a suitable gimbal. GoPro reportedly intends to release its own drone in the fall of 2016