Get licensed to fly drones commercially?

5 years 11 months ago #596877 by Colorado Mike
This ad popped up in front of me in my Facebook feed.  Prior I was looking around for information on legally do we need to be licensed in order to use our drones for hired work?  Meaning weddings or corporate events.  


Drone Launch academy? 
[url=mailto:%73upp%6frt@dr%6fne%6c%61uncha%63%61%64emy.%63om]dronelaunchacademy.com

[/url]So is this legit?  


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5 years 11 months ago #596904 by MM Images
$180 bucks?  Is this course recognized by any regulating bodies as accredited?  Does the education really mean anything?  

If so, $180 isn't bad at all.  


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5 years 11 months ago #596905 by Scuba Mike
Wait do you need to be licensed in order to use your drone to take photos of a clients event?  I thought you needed need too?


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5 years 11 months ago #597098 by Harrison J
News to me.  So does anyone have any details about if this is legit or actually needed?  


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5 years 11 months ago #597322 by Frisco
So is this an annual charge or one time?

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #597661 by garyrhook

Scuba Mike wrote: Wait do you need to be licensed in order to use your drone to take photos of a clients event?  I thought you needed need too?


www.faa.gov/uas/
federaldroneregistration.com/


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