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Is this Okay To Do?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by QuadBart, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. QuadBart

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    I was flying my Typhoon H at the local park today, checking out the new firmware upgrade. Its a very drone-friendly park. I stay away from people and don't fly over them or events...

    Today while I flying a Supervisor from the City came over and asked if I could take some Aerial Photos of their "Tree Chipping" Event. People (Public) pull their trucks up unload and they put the branches in the chipper...

    Can I send these pictures to her without getting into any trouble with the FAA?
     
  2. Sean Dougherty

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    I'm no lawyer, and I didn't stay at a holiday inn express last night, but I believe "commercial" means taking something in return for the work. I am sure you will get more educated and informed responses :)
     
  3. BillyTexas

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    Faa says even if your not getting paid could be still considered commercial. Maybe if its for charity? Idk.....search it. If you do decide to send tgem the pics...tell them they didn't get from you. However if you have 107 certificate....you are good as gold.

    Bill W.
     
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  4. Sticks

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    Charity, community service...lots of different words you could associate with doing so that would keep you in the clear.
     
  5. chrishg

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    I think it is an under cover sting by the FFA to catch drone operators.
     
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  6. LuvMyTJ

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    It does not matter if it is charity... There is a special waiver for that type of work. Also, no compensation does not matter either. The FAA is clear, if it isn't for fun (hobby use) it is commercial.