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How to get started into making money using a drone.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Benjamin youngblood, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Benjamin youngblood

    Jan 21, 2016
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    I have seen more and more people starting their own business using drones for video work. I have read that some people, instead of doing all requirements, have their work be the editing of videos and not actually the flying. They do this to get around all of the rules and I was wondering what you guys thought would be the best way for someone to make money using drones, who doesn't have a lot of money to use on a pilot license.

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  2. tcope

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    Been discussed _to death_ here.

    It's _commercial_ use that requires a 333 exemption, not making money. So using the video in any part of a business requires the exemption. Charging to "edit" a video would not get anyone around the law.

    Please use the search feature on the site.

    If you want to do it... more power to you.
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2014
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    You read it a lot on the forums but the "I only charge for editing" people are only fooling themselves.
    Even the FAA isn't so dumb that they can't see through that.
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