I don't think you can do commercial photography with a drone right now. .but they are working on regulations as we speak. .What do you need from the FAA to start a drone photography business? And what would you need from the state? P.s I live in Washington
Well I was looking around and it looks like you would need a COA and a exempt permit.I don't think you can do commercial photography with a drone right now. .but they are working on regulations as we speak. .
I'm guessing the state would be easier to get the licensing and permits through..and don't forget insurance. .
the faa might require you to get a pilots license and do annual aircraft inspections etc.
so it will make it hard for the small guy who can't afford all the fees and certification to get up and running. ..
But why would u need a pilots license to fly and unmanned aircraft?! And what type of license?333 exception. That requires a pilots license and about $30k to pay an attorney to file all the paperwork for you to the FAA. I think about 13 companies have had their applications approved. Enjoy.
UK LAW. If you intend to fly your aircraft for video or photography for personal or business financial gain the CAA require the user to hold a Certificate from http://eurousc.com/ Showing you can fly control and understand safety law regarding your drone. You don't need a Civil pilots licence. You'll also need 3rd party liability insurance.
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And you think authorities won't see through that in a microsecond?but as a safety precaution I only invoice my clients for the purchase of Intellectual Property Rights for the copyright of the images/video I supply to them. This way, technically I am not filming for money therefore escape the commercial use rules, clearly only on a technicality but that's what the law is all about, right?
IANAL, but my research and the opinion of my lawyer is that the FAA currently does not have any enforceable regulations that prohibit commercial use. The final outcome of the Pirker case was that he got popped for reckless flight, but the only definitive court outcome regarding commercial use was that the FAA did not go through the proper process yet to regulate small craft (if operated safely), and thus cannot prohibit commercial use. This will change when the new regs eventually come out, but in the mean time, they are illegally harassing operators and people getting COAs are basically getting shook down for money.
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