September 25th, 2016
While I’ve not taken the test myself my sense from looking at the study materials and the fact that 12,000 passed the test in the first two weeks is that the whole process is much more sensible than the previous 333 registration process. Is it optimal for what it needs to do to regulate small commercial drones? Probably not. There is plenty to complain about.
On the other hand, drone photography and video is fast becoming essential in many real estate markets. When you look at property video these days the sequences that people are getting are amazing. They are getting video that you just can’t get any other way than a small drone. Even still aerial shots with drones are stunning. The demand for drone photography and videography is very high. Real estate photographers that can’t do it themselves will have to depend on drone specialists with all the scheduling and extra cost issues that that brings.
So, to me, it seems the current part 107 registration process is probably worth the hassle unless you are just shooting low-end homes.
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