FAA Drone Regulations, Drones in Real Estate, and More Resources for Appraisers

Woman operating a quadcopter in accordance with FAA drone regulations

Aerial drones are becoming more and more common as a tool for enhancing appraisal inspections. Ready to reap the benefits of drone technology in your appraisal business? We’ve put together a list of resources to help you learn all you need to know about FAA drone regulations, how to become a certified drone pilot, how to fly a drone, and how to leverage aerial drone technology as a real estate appraiser.

FAA Drone Regulations Fact Sheet

This FAA drone regulations fact sheet is an excellent go-to resource for answers to common questions regarding drone registration, drone pilot certification, and other requirements related to flying drones—also known as small unmanned aircraft (UAS).

FAA Instructions on How to Become A Drone Pilot

These step-by-step instructions walk you through exactly what you need to do to earn your Remote Pilot Certificate and become a commercial drone pilot. Whether you’re a first-time pilot or an existing Part 61 Certificate holder, these official FAA instructions tell you how to become a drone pilot and how to renew your certificate.

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Remote Pilot Exam Prep Courses

There are many exam prep courses out there to help you study up on FAA drone regulations, operating requirements, and safety procedures so that you can pass the FAA UAS knowledge test with flying colors. Some of them even offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t pass. Here are a few exam prep options to explore:

How to Fly a Drone: A Beginner’s Guide

Learn how to fly a quadcopter (or any other multirotor drone) with this comprehensive beginner’s guide by UAV Coach. Whether you’re having trouble flying your quad, just getting started, or looking to hone your skills, this guide is for you. It will help you prepare for your first flight, stay safe, get airborne, and learn some basic and advanced drone flying techniques.

Drones in Real Estate Webinar

If you’re going to invest your time and money in becoming a commercial drone pilot, you’ll probably want some tips on how to effectively utilize this technology in your real estate or appraisal business. Join us on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, for a 1-hour Pro-Series webinar: Drones in Real Estate, presented by Lamar H. Ellis, III, President of Drone Education Services, LLC.

In this live webinar, Ellis will share details about his 500 missions of filming a new construction project, revealing the federal, state, regulatory, and environmental and operational issues he faced along the way. Here’s a quick introductory preview:

Once you’ve learned about FAA drone regulations, earned your Remote Pilot Certificate, purchased a drone, and learned how to fly the thing, you’ll be ready to take your drone out into the field and put it to work. For more info, check out this post: 3 Benefits of Using Drone Technology in Real Estate Appraisal.

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