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Using a Phantom for a Non-profit

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jogle, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Jogle

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    Hello, everyone. Thanks for all your contributions on this site.
    I work for a registered non-profit organization that raises money for and installs water wells in east Africa as well as providing relief for disaster-stricken areas in the US.

    I have two questions:
    1) Do I need a 333 exemption?
    2) Would I have problems flying my quad in, say, remote parts of Kenya?​

    I'm sorry if this touches on other threads asking similar questions, but I'm still struggling to wrap my head around what falls under the "commercial" head and whether or not these things are worth all the regulatory hassle. My p3p arrives in day or two and I want to make sure I'm doing my homework first.

    Here's a couple samples of the kind of work we do that I have on hand. It doesn't take much to figure out why we'd like to use aerial photography, too (we're also looking into VR):


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  2. Olusegun Adeniji

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    FAA regulations (including 333 exemption) are for United States, you should look around for and be concerned about local laws and regulations in Kenya
     
  3. Jogle

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    Right, but I'm struggling to find the actual regulations for them in Kenya when used on tribal-owned land. I've seen things like this:
    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRONES IN KENYA - Ken Bonyo's Post

    Knowing how sometimes things get backlogged in the bureaucracy of the Kenyan government with things even as important as water wells, I wonder if it's even worth trying to get the license. Would love to get in touch with folks who are flying on the ground there

    A great blog post on the subject. I'll follow up and see what I can find.
    Flying Drones in Kenya
     
  4. Jogle

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    Found this thread that helps with my questions:
    Shooting Video/Stills for a Non-Profit for No Money | DJI Phantom Forum

    It seems that Kenya is more strict about drone usage because of people abusing its tourism industry, whereas, Ghana, another place we're active in, doesn't mind so much. It's a crazy world with all these regulations being put in place so expediently