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Real Estate Agents Liable for $11,000 FAA fines for hiring unlicensed Drone Operators

The FAA is sending a shockwave through the Real Estate community when it comes to hiring "illegal drone operators". The Federal Aviation Administration considers it illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes, including real estate photography. Any real estate agents hiring unlicensed drone pilots will face an $11,000+ fine from the FAA.

The FAA says that commercial use is any time a pilot flies for the government, commercial or other non-hobby uses. So when little Bobby that lives across the street from you wants to make a few quick bucks flying his drone for your MLS listing, you might want to ask more questions. "Are you licensed" "Are you insured?"