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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nemo, Dec 27, 2015.
Anybody have any knowledge to what a 333 will cost?
It doesn't cost anything, just a lot of time documenting your UAS, specs, intentions, & paperwork to fill out for requesting an exemption. Sent mine in July 13th & received approval Dec 13th. It is confusing at first but after doing a lot of reading & watching youtube videos it all came together. The first link below contains letters for exemptions that have been approved, pages & pages. Some are quite lengthy, I went through quite a few and found the ones that suited my needs and copied a little from each & made it my own. Kept it short & sweet. I just want to do aerial real estate photography & videos so I searched letters containing that aspect of the business for proper wording etc... That's key here, proper wording & don't copy anyone's letter word for word or they will kick it back. I submitted mine July 13th & it wasn't even looked at until Oct 16th, that's how backed up they are. You submit everything on line through their portal & once you do you receive a Tracking Number so at anytime you can go in & see its status. The links below will give you an idea on how to proceed. Hope this helps-
Authorizations Granted Via Section 333 Exemptions
Petition for Exemption or Rulemaking
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
While the 333 exemption does not cost anything, you must pay a small fee to register your aircraft and obtain an N number.
That's true, I had to fill out a form AC8050-1. This was before the on line registration went into effect. Now you get your number immediately. I filled out the form about 3 weeks ago & sent them my $5, they cashed the check now lets see how long it takes to get it in the mail. I can still fly though, it says on my pink copy that its good for 90 days showing proof that I submitted my registration. Right now they will refund you your $5 up till the 15th of January I believe it is.
There is no refund when you register an aircraft using AC Form 8050-1. I believe you are referring to the new sUAS registration. And, that can only be used to register for hobby use. It's a little different too since you're register yourself -- and, not the actual aircraft. When flying commercially, you need to register each aircraft separately via AC Form 8050-1.
Thanks for letting me know that, glad I have another AC 8050-1. I did register my actual aircraft & need to register my 2nd. I didn't realize that registering as a hobbyist & registering for commercial use was different. I thought I was going to be able to use the same number for both birds, guess I stand corrected. Why do they have to make it so difficult?
I didn't think it was hard. I did take the time to research both processes though.
Thanks for all the info guys I thought it was big dollars to get your 333...
it is big dollars if you fall for the adds of people telling you the only way to get threw the process is to hire a professional.