Commercial Exemptions

Commercial Drone Exemptions

From the Center for the Study of the Drone, maps of FAA Section 333 Exemptions:

DJI Drones

Exemptions for DJI drones.

Exemptions for Photo/Film.

Exemptions for Photo/Film.

Exemptions for Utilities/Energy/Infrastructure.

Exemptions for Utilities/Energy/Infrastructure.

Exemptions for Real Estate.

Exemptions for Real Estate.

Exemptions for Agriculture.

Exemptions for Agriculture.

Exemptions for Construction.

Exemptions for Construction.

Please note: These maps reflect exemptions up to June 30, 2015. 

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 8, 2015 at 11:03pm

I wonder where they got that idea ;-) Will they do all the N numbers next in another stunning first ;-)

Where did they place the folks that have cleverly said they will use the RPAS for anything within the design limits, I don't understand why folks pigeon hole their 333's. 

The number of 333's issued stays just ahead of the N numbers, especially if you consider several N's goto one 333 operator.

Lots of dots don't have machines yet. DJI is still way ahead with 3DR poised to overtake AeroVironment for the #2 N number slot potentially next week. AeroViroment have thousands of platforms sold to the military that don't make the list.

There is of course absolute nonsense coming out as fact from the USA, lots of it centred around just how well US manufacturers are doing, 3DR and Precision Hawk are the only two making an impact if you judge things by N numbers released.

Happy FUD days

Comment by Nikola Rabchevsky on August 9, 2015 at 7:52am

I just started looking into all of this and quite frankly, it's yet another example of the hidden costs and byzantine processes of regulatory B.S.

It starts with the government creating rules by fiat.  In theory, you can get an exemption but you have to submit a request for one.  But there's no form to fill out.  You're supposed to write some sort of essay on why you want one but there's no template for what one looks like available from the FAA.  So up crops a whole bunch of companies who will sell you their services for doing this.  Nice work if you can get it.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 9, 2015 at 12:04pm

There are hundreds of templates just look at any of the 333 submissions.  

Comment by Brian Christensen on August 17, 2015 at 7:30am

Why should firms "pigeonhole" their COA's?

In California and many states, there are certain professional disciplines like land surveying and photogrammetry that are regulated by their respective state boards. Basically you cannot provide these services unless you are licensed in that state. Most people want to know how accurate a map is: stating (certifying) an accuracy on a mapping product is strictly under the purview of a licensed surveyor or in the case of aerial mapping, a certified photogrammetrist. People really need to pay attention to what they intend to do with their Phantoms and X8's. Bottom line: if you intend on making maps of the earth and place geospatial reference of fixed works on it, you better make sure you are not in violation of the state statutes you are operating under.


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