The FAA requires you to register your drone!

Drones are becoming increasingly popular these days. Because of this, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and DOT (Department Of Transportation) have announced the creation of a task force to develop “recommendations” for a drone registration process by November 20th.
Supposedly, this drone registration process is being developed because of the increase in drone sightings over airports, sporting events and other places where they could be a potential threat to manned aircraft. The goal is for all drone owners to be required by law to register their drones so that they can be identified and traced back to their operators when spotted in places where they shouldn’t be flying.

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Who can use drone photography in Los Angeles for commercial use?

If you are a real estate practitioner using unmanned aerial vehicle – also known as drones – to take photos or video of a property you are trying to sell, you might want to think twice.

The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of REALTORS® to participate in its ongoing working group addressing the use of drones or unmanned aerial systems. Drone

The FAA currently prohibits the use of drones for commercial purpose, including capturing video or photographs to sell a home. In June 2014, the agency issued an interpretation of its guideline stating that “a REALTOR® using a model aircraft to photograph a property that he (or she) is trying to sell and using the photos in the property’s real estate listing does not constitute hobby or recreational use.”

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2014 aerial stock photos of McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad

McClellan-Palomar Airport is a county owned single runway airport in Carlsbad, San Diego. It is mainly a general aviation airport and only United Airlines offers scheduled flights. The aerials show not only the airport but the surrounding business parks. The photos show the area from all angles including Palomar Airport Business Park in the south east corner,

Carlsbad airport aerial

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New Rancho Bernardo 4S Ranch aerial stock images, San Diego county

This new 2014 gallery features the business park component Rancho Bernardo aerialof the 4S Ranch upscale, master planned community in Rancho Bernardo. The commercial portion is outlined by Freeway 15, Rancho Bernardo Center Dr, Camino Del Norte and Rancho Bernardo Rd. This fairly new, building started in 1987, business park with industrial, office, R&D and defense office space is home to Sony, Hewlett Packard, Northrop Grumman and 50,000 employees.

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New 2014 aerial images of Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad

We have new aerial stock images of Bressi Ranch.Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad

Bressi Ranch is a master-planned, uniquely diversified development located in San Diego’s North County. It consists out of 8 pedestrian friendly residential communities, commercial properties and office space. Bressi Ranch is located in the south-east corner of Palomar Airport Rd and El Camino Real. The local Bressi Ranch Village Center offers shopping, dining and everything you need.  Bressi Ranch consists out of great parks & recreation facilities, one self storage and 5 campus style office parks for businesses of all sizes. Plus as the aerial photo shows there is more land available for future expansion and development. Continue reading

Carlsbad fires 2014 – Before and After aerial images

I have been flying in San Diego County for over 20 years and our base airport is Palomar Airport. The Poinsettia fire burnt over 400 acres, seen in the comparison views below.  The aerials show El Camino Real in the foreground and are looking to the west. You will notice the difference in the brush which was green before and now is black & grey.

Poinsettia Carlsbad Aerial PhotoPoinsettiaCarlsbadAerialPhotoFire2014

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