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Sam Shueh to best of my knowledge FAA guidelines are same for all states. Drone Photography is not yet legal to best of my knowledge.

Though I did read few have been granted permission in AZ area - some exemptions.

Evdentually, it will come down to person's tolerance for the risk of taking pictures and video using drones.

Sep 26, 2015 01:41 AM
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I don't want to end up in court so I haven't used it. 

Sep 25, 2015 11:55 PM
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I have avoided drone photography and have only had one client inquire about it. And I am a licensed private pilot, but the use of drones is far overstated.

Sep 25, 2015 11:02 PM
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Most of the District of Columbia and a lot of Northern Virginia is in restricted air space, being so close to the White House and the Capitol building.  So that makes is illegal in most places. 

Sep 26, 2015 12:07 PM
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Drones are very restricted in the DC area and near airports.

Sep 26, 2015 12:51 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Sam Shueh Since the FAA says it is illegal unless you have an exemption, I would hold off for a while.

Sep 25, 2015 11:24 PM
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Joan Cox
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At our state convention last week, there was a legal panel, and they said the FAA is now requiring agents to take down photos taken with drone operators without a license.  

Sep 25, 2015 11:08 PM
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The laws and regulations in Canada are different than in the USA.  It can be done in Canada only if all the appropriate laws and rules are correctly followed.  There are a number of restrictions.  Approvals must be obtained from the appropriate government authority.  Canadian law and regulations has been changing over time, including very recently, so it is very important to obtain the most up to date information before conducting any such photography.  There are heavy penalties if the laws and regulations are not followed.

Sep 25, 2015 06:42 PM
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The laws regarding these are federal.

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yes, it is

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Barbara Todaro
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not yet, but we still use it for our subdivisions and new construction....

Sep 26, 2015 12:21 AM
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Thank you for the link.

Sep 25, 2015 10:14 PM
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As long as it is not flown above 400 feet it still is here.

Sep 25, 2015 09:36 PM
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Good morning Sam. It is an area of the law that is still being written. Right now, it depends on the state and in some cases the city when the state doesn't address it.

Make it a great weekend!

Sep 25, 2015 09:01 PM
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 I am not going to go there, all you need is for your drone to crash in the neighbors yard while his wife and young daughter are sun bathing. Guess what he thinks you are up to. Google earth is free and I can see all I want to on it.

Sep 25, 2015 08:29 PM
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 Good Saturday morning Sam. From what I understand it is legal in some states. I think you need to check your local laws.

Sep 25, 2015 06:22 PM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
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I was going to get one but I'm not sure if I want to deal with FAA

Sep 25, 2015 03:49 PM
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in calif right now it is. with some restrictions. but legal it is

Sep 25, 2015 02:57 PM