FAA Section 333 Exemption
SkyFlik is now one of the first companies in the nation, and the very first in the State of New Hampshire, to be allowed to fly Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for commercial purposes. This is possible by SkyFlik acquiring an FAA Section 333 Exemption. SkyFlik is a New England Aerial Photography and Video company with offices in New Hampshire and on Cape Cod. We offer legal aerial photography and aerial video “Drone Services”. Prior to 2014, there was somewhat of a “wild west” scenario with UAS in the United States. There were zero laws on flying UAS. In late 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clarified that UAS are indeed aircraft, and a Section 333 Exemption is required to operate commercially. A Section 333 Exemption allows for safe and legal entry into the National Airspace System (NAS) for operators. It was at this time SkyFlik started to pursue the only route to become legal operators in the NAS.
On June 29th, 2015, SkyFlik Aerial Filming received the required Section 333 Exemption from the FAA. This allows us to film and photograph things such as real estate, golf courses, weddings and other special events.
SkyFlik has also received an FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA) for flights under 400’. A COA is required from the Air Traffic Organization branch of the FAA. This allows us to expedite any job without the requirement to contact the FAA for permission for each flight. As a result, the overall time from job request to a finished product is drastically reduced.
This is a huge achievement for our company and we want to thank everyone who has helped and supported us in obtaining this important exemption.