So, why should your business hire a professional FAA 107 Certified sUAS (Drone) Operator to do your commercial video and photo shoots?

As a business, you may think that since you or your friend has bought a drone that you can legally perform commercial operations and capture footage for your business.

According to the FAA, this is illegal. 


FAA 14 CFR 1.1 defines operator as: If you are not licensed you become a person "acting as an operator." Additionally, the person hiring the unlicensed operator becomes the "person causing the operation." 

As a result the person "acting as an operator" is subject to up to $1,100.00 in fines. The person "causing the operation" is subject to up to $11,000.00 in fines and are subject to records requirements. This means the FAA can subpoena all of your business financial records to see if you ever hired an unlicensed operator in the past.

Protect your business, hire legal pilots. Call Drone Dogs for all your sUAS (Drone) aerial needs.

Jim Noss

Drone Dogs Media, 233 Golf Club Drive, Key West, FL, 33040

Originally from the heartland of Pennsylvania, Jim is a seasoned Principal Software Engineer by trade having worked in the Baltimore/DC area. With over thirty years working in the intelligence community and creating awesome systems to help our Warfighters. Jim started two small businesses while maintaining his software career. Now at the thirty-year mark of his career, he just grew tired of the bullshit and decided to leave the rat race and move to Key West with his family. Still trying to dabble in software development for the government customer in Key West, he quickly realized that he was done working for other narrow-minded people, He needed a change and needed to work for himself enjoying what he did on a day-to-day basis. 

Jim decided to pursue the Drone Life. Studying all there is about drone aerial photography  and piloting a drone. Jim received his FAA Part 107 sUAS Certification and started putting all his business and drone knowledge into practice. There was no going back to a crappy soul-sucking computer desk job. Life is just too damn short for that. 

Having passion, a strong work ethic and the attention to customer service, Jim is focused on building the most successful drone aerial service business in the Florida Keys and beyond. Jim is currently based in Key West and is working on getting waivers to fly, legally,  in the Class D restricted air space of Key West.

If you are interested in what services the Drone Dogs can provide, please contact our team today for a consultation.