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Purchased Inspire 1 and looking for help on going commercial

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Mike sullivan, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Mike sullivan

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    I have been searching and very confused on the process in using my drone for commercial purposes
    I can only imagine that this has been covered over and over and please FORGIVE me for asking again
    I have become very proficient at operating my inspire and being an entrepreneur feel the next step will be to try to generate a few dollars will enjoying the hobby
    II have a private pilot license with an instrument rating although I have not flown since 2005 I still have the
    license
    Of course I want to abide by all the FAA regs and would like help with the process.
    I am a bit confused on what is needed I do not want to simply "throw darts at the wall" with this process so if I can either talk with someone that has gone through the process I will be happy to pay for your help
    Mike
     
  2. skylabimaging

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  3. UAV Man

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    Don't expect support and for god sake don't damage it or you'll be unemployed for months!!

    Best advice is to get a spare from another manufacturer, one that will provide spares OR you will have irate clients! I learnt the hard way! :(
     
  4. Mike Mas

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    While you're waiting for your 333 get yourself a cheap Phantom and get a hundred hours or so of just flying. Biggest problem now is guys depend on DJI automation and when they get to a job they don't have a clue what it like in real world production.

    Good luck on your ventures having the license is s big step for you.

    Mike
     
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  5. Mike sullivan

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    Thank you great advice
     
  6. Mike sullivan

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    Do you need to be a liscenced pilot to fly a drone and sell the pictures and videos?
     
  7. skylabimaging

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    No you need to be a licensed pilot aacquire the pictures/video via uav or have one on your payroll (could be contractor too, I believe) that's on site during an operation.

    EDIT: That doesn't come out right, you need to have a PIC in play, whether that's you or you have someone on site, they don't have to be operating the uav.