OK.. So for me to do some local real estate shots for money, do I need exemption 333? ( is that considered national airspace?)
And if so do I need to have an actual pilot license or a uav pilot license?
Yes, currently in the USA you need to have a 333 exemption to fly a UAS commercially (for any purposes). There are several people that have done commercial jobs without an exemption and although it's not being strongly enforced doesn't mean that you don't run the risk of being investigated.
The 333 exemption outlines the requirements to obtain but, yes you need to be an FAA certified airman in order to obtain an exemption.
you need a pilots license of some type, but no medical,,,a sport pilot license is a pilots license, just a little easier to get, still not cheap/easy, but cheaper and easier than traditional single engine
I don't think that will hold (too many dollars involved in commerce potential and Congress carries weight with FAA) but I'm guessing, only an educated guess, the feds will relent and establish a UAS aeronautical certificate with only a ground school requirement. The cost of a PP license is too high for just UAV operation. It will help if UAV operators form a strong organization (UAVSA?) to lobby Congress. It cost money to get our elected representatives to do their job.so one must be trained in a real airplane to get the exemption...?
that's a joke...