When AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY over a condominium is contested and the HOA has to decide.

FAA Part 107 commercial drone pilot

When it’s time to contemplate the permissions for professional, licensed and insured drone (also called aerial) flights for the purpose of vacation rentals or real estate sales listings.

I applaud that caution. And would encourage you to review the following. It’s from Feb 2019 so more current than a lot of what you’ll find out there when seeking guidance on HOA standpoint on drones. 

Nada Khalaf-Jones, certified FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot since 2016

People are similarly alarmed by the same basic issues. The article talks through those. 

Florida Keys Drone Professionals

We address all of them as professionals we insure every flight and only capture the property in question. Plus the common area. We NEVER include people even if we capture them. They, and their pets, are removed.

Our flights are FAA Part107 licensed and insured. This means we are bound by FAA rules and regulations associated with that licensing. The minutiae can be found here. FAA Part 107 REGULATIONS.

Key Colony Beach Government Center have a list the pilots MUST sign. It has five items on it. 

1) name and address of pilot
2) company name and website
3) FAA license photo/serial number
5) flying schedule latitude longitude & time (or just address) 

Monroe County & Islamorada Village Of Islands

As an independent contractor for Monroe County and the Islamorada Village of Islands my knowledge of laws and rules is implicit in my work. And, different work demands different permits.


Waterway Improvement


Aerial film should not violate privacy

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Aerial photography should not violate privacy

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Florida Keys Drone Pros Commits to Protection of Privacy

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

We are always bound by the law of state or federal agencies. Never more so than when shooting film and photo of condominiums. Unless ordinance is posted with theses authorities, flights over condominiums from outside property, within visual line of site, and within FAA regulations, is permitted.

We are committed as professionals to accept payment for commercial requests for aerial shots of condominiums for the purpose of selling or renting a property. This is common. And customary. And always only over the common areas.

But selling ones property should allow one to make ones own aerial photographs. Don’t you agree? In view of this we will be making relevant aerial and drone shoots of the common areas of the condominiums in question.

There are many drones flown without licensing here. Mostly they may be people selling a home who wish to avoid the cost of hiring a professional such as myself and any others like me. Thanks for reading, get in touch for more info. Call 305 209 1758

Published by Florida Keys Drone Pros, LLC

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