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A new perspective: drones and real estate

by in AZRE Magazine

Until recently, if a realtor needed aerial photography of large properties there were two not great options, using a grainy Google satellite image or hiring a very expensive chartered helicopter. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are quickly opening the options for aerial photography. As an industry, drones are rapidly expanding accessibility by providing a more… Read More →

Drones’ growing role in agriculture’s future

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The use of UAV or drones commercially is not new. They have been used for non-military purposes since the 1980s. However, drone technology is rapidly expanding and a multitude of industries are finding innovative uses for these aircraft every day. In the agriculture industry, drones are providing high tech solutions throughout crop cycles. Drone technology… Read More →

Legislative Update: Next steps for commercial drone regulation

by in AZRE Magazine

In recent years, unmanned aircraft systems or UAS have gone from being primarily used by the military and government to a technology that is in the hands of everyone from farmers to filmmakers. New advancements in the technology are being made every day by government and civilians alike. UAS are being used to plot maps,… Read More →

FAA approves FPV Catalog for commercial use of drones

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) related business in Southern Arizona received a Federal Aviation Administration exemption to fly drones. FPV Catalog, an online source for multirotors and winged aircraft parts and accessories, is one of the first retail sites in Arizona to be granted authorization from the FAA to fly its UAVs for commercial and… Read More →

FAA approves USAA request for drone research

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of insurance claims from its members following natural disasters. USAA is one of the first insurers to be granted the approval for such testing. “Our members have grown accustomed to seeing us pave… Read More →

The legality of drones in commercial real estate

Equipped with a high-tech camera that takes photos and shoots aerial footage, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV) might seem appealing to local real estate companies, but the legality of their use remains up in the air when it comes to commercial realty. Motorized aircrafts are traditionally used for leisure activities, but UAVs are increasingly taking flight to… Read More →