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Is it Okay to Give My Pictures Away?

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

  1. InspireBart

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    I was flying at the local park today. Its a very drone-friendly park. I stay away from people and don't fly over them or events. I don't have a Part 107 and fly and do photos for myself.

    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 and email them the pictures. Their were the city workers, the public there as well unloading trucks.

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

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    Yes, you can.
     
  3. ISP5557

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    You would not be in trouble, but the City can be. If you were to take the images/video without them asking and give them the images/video then there is no problem. Once they asked you to assist, then you became an agent for a public entity and need a COA in order to do it. Do I think anything will bad will come about it, No. But I would not get into the habit of providing images to a public entity whenever they ask. The FAA will see that as an end around the COA process.
     
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