NAR, Trade Groups Urge FAA to Clarify Drone Use

April 9, 2014

The National Association of REALTORS® has joined 32 other organizations in asking the Federal Aviation Administration to quickly issue a rule on commercial use of drones.

Drones are gaining more attention in the real estate sector for the ability to attach cameras and capture aerial photos and video of homes for sale.

The letter to the FAA states: “The current regulatory void has left American entrepreneurs and others either sitting on the sidelines or operating in the absence of appropriate safety guidelines. … The time for resolution has come, and we cannot afford any further delays. The technology is advancing faster than the regulations to govern it.”

The letter asks for the FAA to consider permitting the use of drones in limited cases before its final rules are out, which originally were set to be released in 2015.

The letter was also signed from organizations such as the REALTORS® Land Institute, Air Traffic Control Association, the National Press Photographers Association, and the National Sheriffs’ Association, among others.

Source: REALTORS® Land Institute and “NAR Joins Push for FAA Rule on Commercial Drone Use,” Inman News (April 8, 2014)

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