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FAA 333 Recommendation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DroneRookie, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. DroneRookie

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    I am wondering if anyone has a recommendation who has 333 experience.

    I turned in a 333 application on June 28th, 2015. I received my docket number on October 26th, 2015. Nearly 3 months later, still nothing. Understanding that they are swamped, I waited until last week to bug them via their 333exemptions@faa.gov email address.

    I received a canned high volume response stating they are doing their best to meet a 120 day turnaround. At 3x that, curious if anyone had a recommendation on how to go about "prodding" them?
     
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  2. Gary M

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    I have no recommendations for prodding them. They are the federal government. They can be as slow and behind schedule and inefficient as they wish, we'll never change that. BUT... A guy in my town applied for his in July and finally got it in mid-late December.
     
  3. NADM

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    Sounds like I have a very long time to wait, since I just put mine in this week. The FAA will go at their own pace.
     
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  4. turbulence

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    Whoa that doesn't sound right. Did you have to change something? I sent mine after you around mid July and got approved in mid October.
     
  5. Gary M

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    I don't know if you were referring to me or NADM. I didn't file for one,yet, hoping to next week. What does it,cost to file?

    And since you have yours, how's business so far?
     
  6. turbulence

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    I was referring to the OP. Business is not bad. I work with a high end realtor who always wants aerials. I've shot 4 homes for him using my drone already.
     
  7. Gary M

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    If you don't mind me asking, where do you live and what doe you charge per listing shot?
     
  8. DroneRookie

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    No, I haven't changed a thing. It is a pretty cut and dry application. Very close in content and format to other applications. The only thing I can think of is that I included two airframes. One of which has precedent in other applications (Sensefly EBee). I don't believe that the other does (Sensefly Exom). I should have just applied with my Phantom.