Fly my pretty and find me a split level ranch!
Well, the complaints over the use of unmanned drones has reached home, and...wait, you mean the real estate biz is using them? Oh. Okay...
The LAPD is warning real estate agents not to employ the drones to capture aerial photography of properties for sale, citing safety reasons and a possible violation of federal aviation rules. This came after TV news ran with video of a "basketball-sized object with multiple rotors" over a home in Westside. What the hell ever happened to the good old days when there would be panicked UFO sightings reported? Why isn't that being mentioned as part of this story?
Anyhow, you read that right- real estate agents are using unmanned drones to try and sell houses. Obviously, we are not talking about military grade drones (are we?!?), but does government-as-usual need any bigger hint the housing market is in the toilet, I mean, other than last year's numbers being the worst in history? Probably. Don't look at me. I rent.
According to LA Times coverage, debate on allowing drones to operate in airspace used by passenger aircraft has been growing across the country. First I've ever heard about it. I'm not a member of the Black Helicopter Society or anything, but I think I got an ear close enough to the ground to hear about drones in use for various reasons from coast to coast.
Federal regulations prohibit the operation of unmanned aircraft in U.S airspace without specific permission, though the rules do allow hobbyists to fly model planes in designated areas. I got that from the Times, too. Helpful damn article. If I could be so bold as to perhaps suggest you just don't let them...I don't know, fly their shit to a point where they can collide with any kind of real aircraft? There are even ground-based aerial photography services here where I reside in southern Indiana. If we can do it out here, surely they can do the same thing in the land of movie magic. If not, if your house it that fucking big, do you really think anyone interested in buying it hasn't already seen it from the air? Just saying, is all...
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