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NAR Letter on UAS Hearing

The House Committee on Transportation’s Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing this week on “U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Integration, Oversight and Competitiveness.” NAR sent a letter to Subcommittee members expressing support for the FAA’s actions to quickly create practical regulation for the commercial use of UAS. Current FAA regulations ban the commercial use of UAS, and REALTORS® want to use this technology to take aerial photographs and videos of properties to enhance their listings.

NAR has been working directly with the FAA to educate policymakers about the opportunities that exist for the commercial use of UAVs in real estate. NAR has been engaging in the rulemaking process through meeting the FAA and has submitted other comment letters to the FAA on the proposed UAS rules. NAR has continually urged the FAA to expedite this proposed rulemaking and to quickly develop a regulatory framework for commercial use of UAS technology that addresses public safety and privacy concerns, but permits a commercial UAV industry to flourish and allows REALTORS® to safely use the technology. Members can learn more about the UAS issue by visiting the political advocacy page on drones or reading the field guide to drones. 

NAR Letter to the Subcommittee on Aviation

NAR Field Guide to Drones

Learn about NAR's other advocacy efforts related to drones

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