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NAR Submits Safety Comments to FAA

NAR submitted a comment letter in response to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s proposed rule on the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The proposed rule would govern the operations of UAS weighing 55 lbs or less. NAR’s letter mostly supported the FAA’s proposal, and asked for more information or refinement on a few topics. In general, the FAA’s proposal contains reasonable, common-sense precautions for integrating UAS into the National Air Space (NAS). NAR’s queries focused on UAS use specific to real estate. NAR also expressed its willingness to continue working with the FAA to create its rules and communicate with the UAS user community about them. To read more about NAR’s engagement on this topic, please visit www.nar.realtor/drones

Given the current FAA prohibition on the commercial use of UAVs without a waiver, the National Association of REALTORS® recommends that its members not use this technology for any purpose related to selling property.

For more information on NAR's position on UAVs in real estate, please visit realtor.org/drones

NAR's Comment Letter