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Aerial Drones – FAA Delays Rules on Drones Until 2017



By Deb Tebbs Group

Aerial Drones have been one of the hottest pieces of technology over the last two years and many Realtor’s across the country have been using them to take photos of the homes and properties they are selling.

Although the use of drones would be a major advantage for Realtor’s the FAA has yet to agree on an official set of rules for drones and they don’t expect to make any decision regarding drone rules until 2017, or even later.

A Long Time Coming

There’s no denying that the use of drones would be a major advantage for any Realtor since drones can capture fantastic aerial photos of homes and properties but everyone from the Federal Aviation Administration to drone owners can’t agree on what the rules should look like in the future.

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Aerial Drones Changing The Skies

Drones have already been in use by the military and law enforcement around the world for years and if Fortune 500 companies like Amazon have their say we could enjoy same day deliveries by drones in the future.

As of January 2015 the future of commercial drone use in the United States is literally up in the air as the FAA takes it’s time with passing rules for drone use in the United States.

In a recent interview Peggy Gilligan, a safety official with the FAA said this about the pending drone rules: “We all agree that the project is taking too long”.

Until the FAA rules are passed the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has told its members that use of drones for photography or video of properties they are trying to sell is forbidden and if a Realtor is caught breaking these rules they could be subject to a fine from the FAA.

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