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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spoolinup, Jun 7, 2016.

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  1. spoolinup

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    I have my FAA ATP license, just starting to get into drones myself. I do have a few friends that are into drones, and are starting to show me the ropes. However one of my clients that I fly around owns a bunch of car dealerships.

    I started talking to him about drones and he said he would hook me up with all of his dealerships. Problem is I want to get into this area, but I really have no experience.

    Is it looked down / frowned upon if I contract it out until I can get comfortable enough to do it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    From what I've read, if you don't have a 333, you can hire somebody to pilot the uav who does have a 333.
     
  3. spoolinup

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    i applied a month ago, but i haven't received it (nor do i expect to anytime soon).
     
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    This seemed a bit confusing to me:
    The 333 holder and pilot need not be the same person. In fact 333s may be held by non-human entities such as a corporation. The operator can be contracted by the 333 holder but MUST have a Pilot license.
     
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    You're a commercial pilot, don't have a 333 Exemption, and are interesting in doing commercial drone photography work but don't have the drone/camera time that you feel you need for the project so you are considering having someone else fly the photo shoot?

    Do I have the situation/question right?

    Sagebrush
     
  6. spoolinup

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    Nail on the head. I want to start learning, but I have lots of clients now that need footage. So my theory is to find someone local, pay them X (fair rate) while I make Y until I get comfortable enough to do some of the work on my own (in addition to getting the 333).
     
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    So a pilot who is employed by the corporation that holds the 333 can fly the uav even though he personally doesn't hold a 333. Okay, I guess that makes some bit of sense....

    That makes sense too.

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  8. Sagebrush

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    I think you've figured out that the operator needs to have a pilots license and the business needs a 333 Exemption. (No 333 and they will pull your ticket).

    I'm probably a month out on my 333 exemption and have at least ten commercial video shoots waiting. I had a licensed (333 and private) offer to do the flight/videos for me. I passed since I'm the guy that needs to set the quality bar and I have no idea on what his product would look like.

    SB