All airspace is regulated by the FAA. In order to fly a drone commercially, the operator must be a licensed to pilot and their drone is required to be registered with the FAA. On May 19th, 2017, The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that hobbyist pilots are not required to register their drones or be licensed to fly them. The FAA is reviewing this decision and considering their response. They still encourage hobbyists to register their drones.
All Yep Drones pilots are licensed and their drones are registered with the FAA.
In North Carolina, you can receive a fine of $5,000 if you record someone on their property without their consent and do not edit them out of the footage.
We at Yep Drones value everyone’s privacy, not just our client’s. We take all measures we can to ensure nobody is recorded against their will on their property, and if they are, we will edit our footage to not include the individuals that were recorded.
While there is no database that records all of the drone incidents that occur, incidents are rare. Our pilots are part 107 licensed to commercially fly drones and have attended courses to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Drones can give you a perspective that was previously unachievable by anything less than a helicopter for a fraction of the price. Drones can also get jobs done that would take hours, or even days on the ground in a matter of minutes. They are also versatile in the jobs they can do, anything from aerial photography and videography, to roof inspections, solar panel inspections, farm inspections, and even search and rescue!
An infrared thermography inspection uses thermal imaging to find defects on our clients’ property. Using a thermal imaging camera attached to a drone, we can see all sorts of defects, ranging from thermal leaks in roofs to broken solar panels. Jobs that would take hours on the ground can now be completed in minutes with drone technology.
When using a thermal camera on the ground, you will experience thermal ghosting because of the slanted angle, meaning you will get less accurate readings. When drones fly directly over the target area, they do not experience ghosting so you know the readings are accurate.