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Part 107 - Who's got one? ** Poll **
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flighttime1
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It's been almost 2 months and I'm truly curious how many folks are going out there to see what the business side of this industry has to offer in these early days.
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2016-10-21
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Morrisson
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I just took and pass the test five days ago!

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2016-10-21
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Donnie
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Maybe in the future , but not for me right now , BTW what is part 107 ?  I assume it is to fly for profit  is that assumption correct ?

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2016-10-21
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Donnie Posted at 2016-10-21 12:59
Maybe in the future , but not for me right now , BTW what is part 107 ?  I assume it is to fly for p ...

Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations.

You are correct Sir.
2016-10-21
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Took about about 2 months to get permanent certificate. The temp is issued within 24 hrs.
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2016-10-21
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j_smith553
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Just got my permanent certificate in the mail yesterday.
2016-10-21
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Morrisson
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j_smith553 Posted at 2016-10-21 23:38
Just got my permanent certificate in the mail yesterday.

Nice! How long did it take to arrive? I just submitted everything through the IACRA website on Wednesday and am wondering how long it will take to arrive...

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2016-10-22
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Morrisson Posted at 2016-10-23 03:56
Nice! How long did it take to arrive? I just submitted everything through the IACRA website on Wed ...

I took my test on the day it opened and submitted everything a day or two after and just now got it. So about a month and a half or a bit longer.
2016-10-22
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Morrisson
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j_smith553 Posted at 2016-10-22 17:04
I took my test on the day it opened and submitted everything a day or two after and just now got it ...

Wow! That's insane...alright. Well, I'm happy I took it now!

The temporary license is just the simple form that I filled out on the IACRA site, right?

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Gavin
2016-10-22
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flighttime1
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For those that have their Part 107 and are working, what have you done about insurance? We are paying a little over a grand a year for coverage.
2016-10-22
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j_smith553 Posted at 2016-10-23 05:04
I took my test on the day it opened and submitted everything a day or two after and just now got it ...

Yes. You can access the temporary when you log into IACRA that you can print out for the time being.
2016-10-22
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flighttime1 Posted at 2016-10-23 05:27
For those that have their Part 107 and are working, what have you done about insurance? We are payin ...

I will be working for an agricultural company in the spring of next year and they have their own insurance and drones. I fly my Inspire as a hobby and don't plan to have my own business so I can't help you there.
2016-10-22
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I have been flying under a 333 waiver before Part 107 and now am licensed under 107. I am an aerial videographer. We carry insurance and it is about a grand a year. Factor in needing to own more than one drone as a back-up, many batteries, insurance and have the skills to actually make something look decent, the editing software, making a living with a drone is hard work. Now, factor in all the folks who will fork out a thousand for a Phantom and go get a license and then do the old give it away to get exposure routine, I'm rather skeptical that I would recommend one to go make the investment with the expectation of making a living at it.  Even if you are flying as a hobby, it is important to know that most homeowner or general liability policies exclude damage caused by an aircraft, so I think it is important to have some sort of insurance that covers RC aircraft unless one has the cash in the bank to self insure.  It's part of the overhead, but my clients require me to carry insurance.
2016-10-22
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larry.pittman@m Posted at 2016-10-22 18:38
I have been flying under a 333 waiver before Part 107 and now am licensed under 107. I am an aerial  ...

I work with commercial real estate and most of the companies have specific rules, which include insurance requirements, for hiring drone operators. The drone will be an add on so it's not a make or break issue but I agree, coming in cold would be rough right now. Based on the quotes I got, I'm starting to think the insurance companies just picked $1,000 as a good starting point and will adjust from there as they have more data to base it on. Zero chance it will go down over time.

I applied for the 333 back in May. Got an email about a month ago that basically stated stop waiting, as it was just an interim set of rules and Part 107 will be the norm.
2016-10-22
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Morrisson
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j_smith553 Posted at 2016-10-22 19:09
Yes. You can access the temporary when you log into IACRA that you can print out for the time bein ...

Nice. I'll check it out.

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Gavin
2016-10-23
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flighttime1 Posted at 2016-10-22 23:35
I work with commercial real estate and most of the companies have specific rules, which include in ...

The 333 still required a pilots lic.  not to mention the monthly reporting.  you're better off with 107
2016-11-2
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adam1 Posted at 2016-11-2 06:42
The 333 still required a pilots lic.  not to mention the monthly reporting.  you're better off with ...

adam... I've had a pilots license for over 30 years.
2016-11-2
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Donnie Posted at 2016-10-21 15:59
Maybe in the future , but not for me right now , BTW what is part 107 ?  I assume it is to fly for p ...

Its for any purpose that can be considered commercial.  Not necessarily specifically for profit.  You need one even if its just an extension of an existing business, or as the FAA says "the furtherance of a business."
2016-11-2
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flighttime1
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Thanks for all the responses on the poll. Taking this as a sample, it looks like about 75% of Inspire owners are going to be turning their birds into work horses.
2016-11-3
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Ninefingers
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flighttime1 Posted at 2016-10-22 19:35
I work with commercial real estate and most of the companies have specific rules, which include in ...


There is a company that offers on the job insurance for $10 an hour
2016-11-23
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Mooney
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Just finished 107 add on in October. FAAST has streamlined program through FAA.gov link.
2016-11-26
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