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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