Our $250 flat fee per UAV registration service provides you with helpful assistance in registering your UAVs with the FAA, a mandatory step before you can fly commercially with your Section 333 Grant of Exemption. Fleet discounts available for 5 or more UAVs.
Top 3 Reasons to Hire Antonelli Law to Register your UAV
1. Registering UAVs purchased from foreign countries is a complicated bureaucratic process. Why bother to go through this bureaucratic process yourself? Do what you do best instead.
Registering your UAV purchased online from foreign manufacturers involves obtaining FAA official original carbon copy forms, and tedious details including making requests directly with foreign Civil Aviation Authorities for assurances to the FAA that the UAV has not been previously registered.
This includes purchases through:
2. Establish a lawyer-client relationship with one of the leading drone law firms in the country.
By hiring us, you are establishing a lawyer-client relationship with us and the ability to call or email us in the future with questions or concerns you have with the ever-changing regulatory environment of drones at hourly rates without high minimums.
Even if you obtained your Section 333 Grant of Exemption without Antonelli Law's help we can assist your company in obtaining their required N Number registrations, also referred to as the 'tail number.'
3. Obtaining an N Number is required by the FAA prior to commercial operations.
Before you can use that highly coveted Section 333 Grant of Exemption, each UAV you use must have a "Tail Number" also known as an N-Number signifying it is registered with the FAA.
"All aircraft operated in accordance with this exemption must be identified by serial number, registered in accordance with 14 CFR part 47, and have identification (N−Number) markings in accordance with 14 CFR part 45, Subpart C. Markings must be as large as practicable."
For a flat fee of $250 per UAV/drone, Antonelli
Law's experienced staff will do all the paperwork for you and
deal with any necessary back-and-forth with the FAA. A service like this should not be necessary in our modern digital age, but it is needed. We love our clients and this service will help alleviate a lot of frustration by trying to deal with the FAA yourself. Note: Some registrations may be higher.
Contact Antonelli Law by clicking here to have us handle the FAA process to obtain your FAA registration and obtain your required N Number.
Obtaining your N Numbers can be done any time prior to commencing commercial flights, even prior to filing your Section 333 petition. You will not be allowed to file for a non-blanket COA without an N-Number.
Standard Section 333 services for uses like GIS, construction, cinematography, precision agriculture, oil & gas, telecom infrastructure, etc.
Drone Democracy for simple uses like residential real estate by individual brokerages or agents, features a low $2,500 legal fee and less customization than our standard Section 333 services.
Do I Need A Section 333 Grant of Exemption?
If you want to operate commercially as a service, the short answer is yes, you do. For other uses like R&D, research, or law enforcement see this page from the FAA and click on the appropriate category.
Do I Need to Be A Licensed Pilot?
The company or individual running the operation that holds the Section 333 Grant of Exemption does not need to be a licensed pilot, but the person actually flying the drone/UAV must be. The licensed pilot may be a company employee or an independent contractor, as long as the licensed pilot has the UAV competency and other qualifications articulated in the holder's Section 33 Grant of Exemption,
The FAA currently allows a sport or recreational pilot license (officially called an airman certificate) to operate drones/UAVs under a Section 333 Grant of Exemption. A driver's license may substitute for a current medical certificate.
Will the FAA Do Away With The Licensed Pilot Requirement?
Eventually, it is expected that a new license called a Drone Operator airman certificate will be in place that will require only a written knowledge test and TSA vetting, and no traditional flight school with be required. This is part of the Proposed sUAS Rule referred to as Part 107, which the FAA has promised will release as a Final Rule by June 2016.
What we do not know yet is whether the infrastructure for obtaining the new Drone Operator airman certificate will be in place by June 2016. We hope that it will be.
We would love to see Congress mandate that the FAA waive the pilot license requirement sooner, such as in the 2015 FAA Re-authorization Bill. If you support Congress doing this, tell your United States Senators and Congressman to do so and why you believe small UAVs can be flown safely now by commercial entities without a traditional pilot's license obtained through manned aircraft flight training.
Antonelli Law Drone/UAS Practice Group
The Drone/UAS Practice Group at Antonelli Law is a group of attorneys with deep knowledge of law, technology, privacy, and aviation. Our federal practice relating to the rapidly developing commercial "drone"/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry allows us to serve clients nationwide. In addition, our attorneys are licensed in numerous states from California to New York and in between.
"Whether we call them UASs, UAVs, or drones, these aircraft are an exciting new development in the aviation industry. But they also raise some serious safety and privacy concerns – that we need to address before the FAA licenses these vehicles for broad use in our national airspace."
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