Drones for real estate are one more tool to enhance and relay the information transfer of property listing and local community events.
The weather alerts whether you are on a Carnival Cruise site planning a school vacation boat ride vacation or shopping for anything else around the time of an approaching eye of a storm makes the Internet an easy way to quickly connect and protect.
You must have seen a few of the "weather alert" buttons tacked on to the home page, other navigation areas of the websites you surf. Hurricane Matthew weather details as it heads into Florida from the Caribbean Islands.
Got this email from the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA in the inbox ....
DO NOT FLY NEAR HURRICANE RESPONSE EFFORTS
As a result of Hurricane Matthew, there will likely be significant recovery efforts and the FAA may issue flight restrictions in the vicinity of disaster areas. During response operations to Hurricane Matthew, authorized aircraft may be flying at very low altitudes over affected areas.
Unauthorized UAS or drone operations may prevent other aircraft from performing life-saving missions and increase the risk of mid-air collision. Anyone, including hobbyist or recreational fliers, who interferes with disaster response efforts is subject to civil penalties of up to $32,140 per violation and possible criminal prosecution.
Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone operators are responsible for checking applicable flight restrictions before operating and must not interfere with any aircraft assisting in hurricane disaster response operations, regardless if there is a flight restriction in place or not.
Drone operators may obtain information about posted flight restrictions by using the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app or by checking the FAA’s website: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/.
UAS or drone operators supporting disaster response operations must be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prior to operating. Operators may seek approval by following these steps:
- The operator must secure support from a governmental entity, and the operation must directly contribute to the response, relief, or recovery effort.
- After completing step 1, the operator must contact the FAA’s Systems Operations Support Center (SOSC) at 202-267-8276for assistance.
- After calling the SOSC, the operator must also send the request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAR President Tom Salomore spoke at the Maine Association of REALTORS 2016 group at Sunday River Ski Resort/ And among other things mentioned how important real estate drones are, and will become even more so in the future of our industry.
If you have a real estate drone and did not get the weather alert email, then it is not registered with the FAA.
The news media with drones for gathering late, breaking, this just in news gets the same email.
To stay away and let the emergency assistance groups, public safety folks and distaster preparedness agencies do what they are trained to do.
Blogged about before, more on registering your real estate drone.
Have you had your state REALTOR's convention yet and do you go?
The continuing credits, the networking around the dinner table and in the hospitality suites and motivation speakers all help to energize and make you scurry back to the your local real estate markets. More on education options from the Maine Association Of REALTORS.
Maine has 5201 REALTORS and around 330 "Took It To The Peak", attended this year's MAR convention at the Sunday River Ski areain Bethel Maine. Or actually, technically Newry, Maine. The next MAR State convention is in Rockport at The Samoset Resort. The pattern is to have it at the Samoset two times, then a new venue, back to the Samoset for a pair of conventions.