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Looking for drone operator in Santa Barbara tomorrow

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bwinter88, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. bwinter88

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    Hi, apologies if this is in the wrong place,
    there are a few members of this board that I see live in Santa Barbara. We're shooting a video for a local school tomorrow in the area and are in need of a drone operator. We have our own Hero4 if necessary. This is a paying gig and with lots of fun kids! Please respond if you are available. Thank you!

    Ben
     
  2. landwomble

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    It's not legal to get paid unfortunately for drone work. It's legal if it's unpaid though...
     
  3. efoote77

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    I'm in SB and possibly available tomorrow, I'll send you a PM.
     
  4. BobUnplugged

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    Are you a cop?
     
  5. landwomble

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    I'm not even in the US. Just thought the original poster would want to know as it's not really well publicised.
     
  6. BobUnplugged

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    Not well publicized? It's not even true.
     
  7. landwomble

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    AFAIK unless you have FAA approval, you can't fly for commercial purposes. And FAA approval is not, generally, happening...
     
  8. Hodgi

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    Yea you can't 'drone for payment' either in the UK or the States without a license.

    However if the OP wanted to make a 'donation' that is a totally different story. ;)
     
  9. pjginfl

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    This rule is ridiculous. I know the FAA is working on it, but is there a way to learn more about the exemption process?

    Also - question - if part of my business is photography - - - and I"m paid for still shooting - can I do drone photo/video for free - without adding cost - or is that still commercial use??
     
  10. sdtrojan

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    its considered commercial use
     
  11. ianwood

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    Ugh, let it go already. Every link and facet of the legality debate has been beaten to death to no avail. There a 1,000 other threads where you can carry on rehashing the same argument over and over and over.
     
  12. PhantomFanatic

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    One doesn't need to be a LEO to know that, for now, commercial use of drones IS illegal if you are compensated.
     
  13. Narrator

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    On a gloat note, it looks like I'll be getting my commercial drone license this weekend. Yay me! :lol:
     
  14. ianwood

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    Your unqualified opinion may be appreciated more in one of the many many existing threads debating the legality of commercial use.
     
  15. CaptainZero711

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    You could not get paid for the drone flying or photos, but one could get paid for photography consultation and simply give the photos/video away for free. Or better yet, if you know an ancient Chinese cave Shaman you might be able to sell magical blessed paper clips for $250 each as a separate gig and simply do drone photography for free.