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2021 FAA Drone Rules Paving the Way for Home Deliveries
Added: Thursday January 28th 2021
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read 2021 FAA Drone Rules Paving the Way for Home Deliveries
    In December 2020, the FAA published a new set of proposed drone rules, and while there was a loosening of some rules, some more restrictive rules were added.
    Although not due to be fully implemented until 2023, the new rules come into effect this year.
    There is some loosening of rules, notably for commercial drone pilots ability to fly over people and at night, but there are also more restrictive rules involving a new system called Remote ID - drone tracking measures aimed at addressing security and safety issues raised by drones.
 





Flying in Hampton Roads is not so easy
Added: Tuesday December 15th 2020
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Flying in Hampton Roads is not so easy
As I have mentioned before, because of the local airports and military bases, around 60 percent of Hampton Roads is restricted airspace, and so legally you cannot just "take off and get photos".

For example, Oceana’s airspace covers most of Virginia Beach, from the oceanfront to almost Town Center, and a lot of that area is completely restricted (the blocks with ’0’ in them), so you’re not even allowed to take the drone up 5 ft without getting permissions.







Watching Buildings Grow from the Air
Added: Tuesday November 24th 2020
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Watching Buildings Grow from the Air
Everyone knows that aerial photos can look truly amazing.  Getting that birds-eye view of a property or building from many different heights and angles, you can really sum up the surrounding area and landscape.

While aerial photos and videos have been used in real estate for several years now, one field that had taken a while to embrace them was construction.





Drones in Quarantine
Added: Sunday April 26th 2020
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Drones in Quarantine
How drones are being adapted to the self distancing world

While there are many changes currently going on in the people world, there have also been many adaptations in the world of drones.

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Preparing for a Spring Sale
Added: Wednesday February 26th 2020
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Preparing for a Spring Sale
Spring is here, and with it will come many people trying to sell their homes. This is traditionally the time that the market is deluged with new listings.

When potential buyers and realtors are looking over the MLS properties, aerial shots of houses can tell much more about the area around the home.






Air Aspects Photos in Print (again)
Added: Saturday February 22nd 2020
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Air Aspects Photos in Print (again)
Air Aspects photos of an old Virginia tide mill were used for an interesting article in the House and Home magazine.  It's great seeing my work in print again.  No matter how many times I see them, it never gets old.





New Year, New Rules
Added: Monday February 10th 2020
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read New Year, New Rules
On December 31, 2019, the FAA published a proposal outlining new rules enabling a system to track all drone flights in the USA.

The proposal, released in the interest of public safety and awareness, has a few items that have many drone pilots very unhappy and some on the verge of leaving the hobby.







Drones as Gifts and What You Need to Know
Added: Tuesday November 26th 2019
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Drones as Gifts and What You Need to Know
    It's that time of year again, and, as in most recent years, drones are sure to be one of the hottest selling items in the stores and online.

    However, before you rush out to get one for yourself or a friend or child, there are some things you need to know about owning drones. 

    1. Where does the owner live - Many larger drones available now have what is called geofencing in them.  Basically they have GPS, and will not fly anywhere there is a no-fly zone in operation.
    If the person you're buying a drone for lives within 30 miles of Washington DC for example,  they are going to have a tough time trying to fly, even on their own property as the drone may not even power up.

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Creating the right Real Estate image
Added: Tuesday October 29th 2019
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Creating the right Real Estate image
When selling a property, you want it to look its best in photos, regardless of when it may actually sell.

Something that people will notice is if there is an obvious time of year that the photos were taken, and if that time was a while ago, it can create a negative image of the property.







Preparing for Interior Photo Shoots
Added: Friday September 13th 2019
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Preparing for Interior Photo Shoots
One of the main goals in photographing a home for a listing is to make the rooms look as large and impersonal as possible.

Here are the best ways to prepare your house for the best photographs possible.







Preparing for Aerial Real Estate Photo Shoots
Added: Friday August 16th 2019
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Preparing for Aerial Real Estate Photo Shoots
Because aerial photography is such a relatively new field, clients and homeowners often aren't sure how to prepare a property for an aerial shoot.

Here are 10 things you can do to guarantee the best possible aerial imaging of a property.







Flying Drones under-the-radar is now much harder
Added: Friday July 19th 2019
By: Air Aspects

Click to Read Flying Drones under-the-radar is now much harder
About a year ago, I wrote a column about the number of people I have come across since I have been flying who were admittedly flying for clients without an FAA license or liability insurance.

Many people see the drone as a means to get rich quick. They buy a drone and say they're an aerial photographer. However, once they buy the drone, they find out that there are requirements for registration, FAA testing, and licensing.











Aerial Photography Projects

Final Suffolk Aerial Shoot for Amazon Warehouse
Wednesday November 03rd 2021

Aerial Virginia Beach shoot for VDOT
Friday October 15th 2021

New Chesapeake Construction Project
Thursday September 30th 2021

Final aerial shoot - Currituck Public safety Building
Wednesday September 01st 2021

Manassas Aerial photos for Contractors yard
Friday July 23rd 2021

Princess Anne Virginia Beach School aerial photos
Friday July 16th 2021

Southern Chesapeake House Aerials
Friday July 09th 2021

Yorktown Aerial photos for Contractors yard
Friday July 02nd 2021



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