Drone photography for market real estate listings has become incredibly popular. Realtors and business owners love the unique aerial views made possible by UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). It is also much more economical to hire a drone operator than to hire an airplane with a photographer, making aerial photography much more accessible to everyone. Aerial photography is a perfect addition to virtual tour presentations.
The FAA regulates who can use drones for commercial purposes, and while the rules are in flux at the moment, it is important that those who order drone photography know that the operator they are hiring is operating legally. Simply taking video using a UAV and posting the footage online can be considered commercial usage and subject to FAA fines even if money does not change hands. Regulations at the moment require a licensed pilot to operate the vehicle while an observer helps keep track of potentially dangerous situations.
Even with the proper licensing and legal usage accidents can and do happen. For this reason, you should only consider hiring properly licensed operators that are fully insured. RTV has a large network of photographers across the United State and Canada. In many markets, we have properly licensed and insured drone operators as well.