An act passed earlier this year – the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – will open the US airways to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) by September 2015. In fact, the FAA will be redefining laws related to UAVs (otherwise known as drones) allowing commercial drones certain privileges.
These new laws will offer several new opportunities for property managers – including high-resolution aerial photography without the expense of hiring manned vehicles. With new laws, however, also come concerns from residents and citizens.
This won’t be the first time property managers have pondered the benefits of enlisting UAVs in their organizations. Several real estate agencies in California were forced to halt their drone-carried aerial photography practices once the Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act was passed in February until the laws were defined.
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