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What is the ONE secret ingredient that makes you 'unique' in your industry?

We’re here to help businesses work more effectively, save money and grow but our main focus is to build and develop lasting relationships with our customers. We genuinely want to add value and contribute to the success of your project so customer satisfaction is and will always be our number one goal. We do this by following our idea of "Better Quality at a Better Price".

What is the Difference between your basic editing and video production?

The following guide will assist you with what package is right for you:

Basic Edits - Color grading to images and videos.

Video Production - Create a unique video with a combination of videos.

Can a Realtor be fined when hiring a Non-Licensed drone pilot?

The short answer is, YES.

Federal law prohibits anyone from flying drones for compensation unless they hold a valid FAA Remote Pilot license. If your photographer is providing "aerial" images for you and a drone is being used, make sure he or she is licensed. It's very easy to check their license status. Click the FAA link below and enter the pilot's Last name, First Name, state, and/or Country.

If the pilot has a drone license, you'll see a document indicating that they hold a current FAA-issued UAS license. Fines for the unlicensed pilot and the person hiring the pilot can be quite substantial. The fine is $1,100 per occurrence/flight where imagery is used commercially. More importantly perhaps, the fine for a real estate agent who contracts an unlicensed pilot is $11,000. Of course, if you’re an agent who bought a drone and took the photos or video yourself, you will be liable for both fines. If your photographer's name doesn't show up in the database, you may want to question your photographer about his or her FAA remote pilot's license and obtain a photocopy of the remote pilot's license to prevent issues should they arise.

To look up and view a photographer's license click HERE.

Why should I use Hawkinson Aerial Photography when my friend has a drone and won't even charge for the shots?

Your friend may not be a Part 107 licensed drone pilot. The FAA is cracking down on unlicensed drone pilots and are handing out hefty fines for realtors that use them to promote their listings. Any realtor who hires an UN-licensed drone pilot can be fined $11,000 for each instance. The drone pilot can be fined $1,100 for each instance. It's the same as driving a car without a license So, if a realtor has their own UN-licensed drone and pilots license, they are then responsible for BOTH fines which totals to $12,100 per instance. This also includes those who do not make any money from services. The FAA sees these activities by "intent". Real Estate and other forms of work other than recreation is considered commercial.

Sources: https://www.nar.realtor/drones https://www.droneacademy.com/clients-of-unlicensed-drone-pilots-can-also-face-penalties/