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  1. So an Authorization would cover shooting aerials at any time, multiple shoots... same as the waiver... however an Authorization is just for shorter periods?
  2. I looked at all the documentation they sent me and it was absolutely a waiver they suggested I file... the title of the document they sent was "OPERATIONAL WAIVER GUIDLINES." Then in that document it provides the language to insert. They also said to state I wanted it for FOUR YEARS.... which is what I inserted. I need approval to shoot at any time in a certain period of time... so will an Authorization provide that... foo for a year I can shoot at any time? I always thought that an Authorization was for a specific shoot on a specific day... not for an ongoing type basis. If an Authorization covers six months at a time, that would be okay too. Thanks R Martin for the language... if it covers anytime shoots this is what I should do. Can you confirm that it would? Thanks for all your help... I really appreciate this.
  3. I applied for what DroneLaw told me to apply for... I wanted to be able to shoot images/video in Class D airspace... on an ongoing regular basis. I may have called it the wrong thing in the post above... but it appears that I applied for a Waiver.... isn't that what I need? So I can shoot anytime (based on procedures) within a two year period.
  4. Based on the response I received on here (thanks for your help/suggestions)... I called AND sent an email last week asking the status of the Class D Authorization.... this is the response I received today: "Hello, The application referenced below is for an Airspace Waiver. Your request is in the queue of applications being processed but, unfortunately, we do not have a timeframe of when it will be completed. Due to the complexity of waiver requests and the volume of applications received, it is taking longer than 90 days to provide a response. To ensure the safety of the National Airspace System, each individual waiver is carefully reviewed and coordinated by the specialists working them, which contributes to the long wait time since a large number of waiver applications have been submitted. Discussions are ongoing to improve the process and decrease the wait time for waivers. Kind Regards, ATO Part 107 Authorization and Waiver Team ATO Emerging Technologies Team Federal Aviation Administration" Not sure why mine would take longer than other Class D Authorizations... I even hired DroneLaw/Enrico Schaefer to write/prepare the Authorization... so that didn't help much. hmmm...
  5. I submitted a Class D Airspace Authorization on February 2, 2017.... and on March 23, 2017 I received an email from FAA saying "This email is in reference to the application submitted on 2/2/2017........ your application is being processed." So it's been a little over four months since it was received by the FAA and except for the one email on March 23rd, I have not received any other emails or any calls from the FAA regarding the application. I thought they would respond within 90 days... but obviously not. Any idea on what I should do? Should I just wait? Is there a place I can call to find out more info? Thanks for your help. Patrick
  6. Question... and not sure where to ask it... but since this post is about FAA Authorizations... I'll ask here. I received the following email from the FAA.... does that mean my authorization has been approved or its just to say it's moving through the system? Any idea when I would get a final response? Received the email on March 23rd.: "Thank you for submitting an Airspace Waiver request to the Federal Aviation Administration. This email is in reference to the application submitted on 2/2/2017 in the vicinity of KPSP. Your application is being processed. Request Number: 2017-XXXX-XXX-XXXX Please do not reply to this email address, it is a distribution mailbox only."
  7. I shoot a lot for real estate agents.... I also concentrate on high end properties (I shot a lot of little stuff to progress to where Im at). They usually have larger lots... so aerial is a benefit to them. I also use aerial as an ad on service.... most of my work/money is from shooting ground level. Not sure I could make aerial a business by itself. Real estate agents are a funny breed.... if you are good and reasonable prices, it will eventually come together. They work so much with referrals... one agent will see another agents work... and find out where they got it done. And remember, there are a lot of Realtors... but only a small percentage are Sellers Agent... the Listing Agent. Because it also takes a lot of work on their part to get the listings.... and money (photography, marketings, etc.). Go after the agents with five ore more listings. Do a few free shoots to show them the benefits.... especially if they have a lot of listings.... and always deliver more than they expect. Below is one I shot last week.... again, I also did ground level interior and exterior.
  8. I absolutely love everything about your 2016 reel... to me it's perfect !!
  9. I love the footage.... but not to sure on the music. Probably won't make a difference on getting clients.... just my opinion.