FAA Grants Arizona Realtor Drone Usage for Aerial Photography

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a regulatory exemption for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, the first ever for real estate photography, granting the exemption to Douglas Trudeau, with Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, Ariz. Trudeau’s exemption authorizes him to fly a Phantom 2 Vision + quadcopter to enhance academic community awareness and augment real estate listing videos.

Trudeau must also obtain a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) that ensures the airspace for his proposed operation is safe, and that he has taken the proper steps to see and avoid other aircrafts. In addition, the COA will mandate flight rules and timely reporting of any accident or incidents.

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