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Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bart Apr 16, 2010. 14 Replies

If this is the wrong forum area, I apologize. Where should this discussion be placed?I am wondering what sort of prices the aerial photo companies are asking per picture or for services rendered? I'm…Continue

I am very new here... I have a couple of questions regarding rules and regs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Nov 8, 2010. 10 Replies

I am still scanning through all the posts on the rules and regulations so please be patient with me if I hit on anything previously posted. It is the intent of this post to gain some guidance in…Continue

 

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Duane Brocious replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion I am very new here... I have a couple of questions regarding rules and regs
"According to the FAA AC 91-57 is guidance regarding recreational use, not commercial use. AC 91-57 is where everyone is getting the 400' idea from. It is not for commercial aircraft. The FAA has repeatedly stated that AC 91-57 is not for…"
Nov 8, 2010
Stephen McAmis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Skywalker: Best UAV platform ever? (I'm in love)
"The T-tail configuration must have some pretty solid handling characteristics ... http://recuv.colorado.edu/tempest/ you can see it in other places too."
Apr 30, 2010
Stephen McAmis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post xkcd is especially good today
"This is if you're a wimp. Funniest thing I've seen in awhile :) thanks for sharing!"
Apr 22, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Andy Geppert's discussion Studying Tornados with UAVs
"lol My question would be 'The tempest will likely be launched in Kansas... when it comes down in North Carolina, how will it get home?' I truly do wonder how far out from the tornado than plan on deploying it, so far I see where their…"
Apr 18, 2010
Stephen McAmis commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Blimp driven by artificial muscles
"I can see these things with some cosmetic changes in malls, amusement parks and the larger aquariums very soon... VERY very cool."
Apr 18, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Andy Geppert's discussion Studying Tornados with UAVs
"Found this: http://recuv.colorado.edu/tempest/ Shed's some light."
Apr 18, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Andy Geppert's discussion Studying Tornados with UAVs
"I'm very good at making a nuisance of myself sooo... Anybody here mind if I ask someone on the Vortex 2 team? :)"
Apr 18, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Andy Geppert's discussion Studying Tornados with UAVs
"Just more or less adding to the question here... Since they are: "The National Science Foundation (NSF) foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)..." and that means they are both government entities... Then…"
Apr 18, 2010
Bart replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Hi Stephen, Doing the same in Europe and inside my geographical range the companies ask about €80/photo (108 american dollars) and they will shoot the photo when they are in the area. If the photo has to been taken on a certain date then the…"
Apr 16, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Mike... as soon as my brain has recovered enough for more data uptake, I will browse those pages more... for now ye-ol'-bookmark will have to suffice! lol Thanks!!!!"
Apr 15, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Thanks SGT... been there a few times already. Roadblocks... I don't like those. It is those that I have been heavily crunching on overcoming. Indeed, I have probably put more thought to overcoming those since I found this community than I have…"
Apr 15, 2010

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Sgt Ric replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Also check in with the RCAPA group."
Apr 15, 2010
Mike replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Stephen, check our runryder.com and aplanding.com - both have extensive information on aerial photography and lots of very professional and helpful guys there. Mike"
Apr 15, 2010
Stephen McAmis replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Rory... a L.T.A. system is exactly the sort I had in mind. I will likely be PMing you in the next couple of days regarding this, thank you. Wayne... that's all good advice. I will heed it. Thank you. Martin.. thanks for the link. About to…"
Apr 15, 2010
Wayne replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"FAA regulations (unless it changes from state to state) say to go no higher than 400 ft. I may not be doing it commercially and maybe that might be the difference, but I didn't have any slack at all when talking to my FAA rep. ;) For me it…"
Apr 15, 2010

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Rory Paul replied to Stephen McAmis's discussion Aerial Photog for commercial purposes question
"Stephen If you are looking at commercial work unless you want to run foul of the FAA at some point I suggest looking at a tethered solution blimp based system. I developed a system a few years back just before the property market bubble and dropped…"
Apr 15, 2010

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