Why does the Section 333 Exemption by the FAA Matter for Drone Aerial Services?
Drones of Prey has been granted exemption to operate commercially by the FAA, but what does that mean and why does it matter to you?
No hassles – As an FAA approved company, you are assured that your project will go off without a hitch. Many people are finding out that law enforcement will halt operations if the company flying their drones are not FAA. Nothing like being in the middle of a project, and contract, to find that you may have to deal with halting this project, deal with the finances and start over! Beware and do your homework on the drone company you work with.
Safety – We are professionals, drone pilots, with a much higher standard of safety than amateur operators. As an FAA approved company, we keep meticulous records of all flights as well as of our regular drone maintenance schedules. Our drones and equipment don’t go home and get put away until the next project. Attention is given to them before and after projects to address any issues before heading into the field. We also communicate regularly with the FAA and have developed a working relationship with many National Field Offices. We file a NOTAM (Notice to all Airman) for all drone aerial activities so our airspace is clear of any full size aircraft.
Experience in aviation – Our drone pilots are not only hardcore RC/UAV enthusiasts but are also licensed private pilots in full size aircraft. We know all airspace rules and communicate with authorities regularly.
Experience in the field – As long time professional drone operators and pilots, we’ve already gone through the learning stages of being in the field. We have 5 FAA registered drone aircraft and come to our projects with redundancy in every piece of equipment. Our pilots and camera operators have honed the skills of working together as one unit. This provides smooth and unique camera moves that happen on the first take.
So, when you think about hiring a drone pilot or company to work with you and your company or production company, consider the nuances that may need to be overcome if your business is done with a company who doesn’t follow the rules. They are placed there for everyone’s benefit and safety. If you have any questions about Drones of Prey, our drone aerial services or production services, please contact us immediately for an aerial media production quote.