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Marti’s Country Journal/Blog – Sept 2016

Droning on…


Ron Steed piloting drone 562

Ron Steed piloting drone 562

Ron Steed is outstanding in his field... at the controls of an aerial drone for photography. You could say this is the drone's eye view! Ron is likely the first real estate broker in the Hudson Valley to earn the FAA Certification for Drone Pilot for Aerial Photography.


Well, I am really proud to say Ron Steed has earned his FAA Certification for Drone Pilot for Aerial Photography. Ron is likely the very first Hudson Valley Realtor to achieve this certification which allows legal flight for the purposes of taking aerial photography and videos. Unlicensed aerial photography for business use carries a fine of $11,000 per incident. The FAA wants drone operators to be very safety aware and conduct flights in accordance with all rules and regulations, and not interfere with other aircraft in the sky.

So for the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of Ron droning on and on, about weather conditions, visibility, wind shears, elevation levels, and so forth. As with any subject he takes an interest, Ron plowed into the nuances and details about safe drone flight and read everything he could and took courses in aviations of drone flight. He really got excited and wanted to do this the right way. So when the FAA announced they would be allowing certifications and tests were becoming available this year, he learned everything he could and signed up for the first available local testing round that he could.

He has been able to fly, for personal use, and within the FAA guidelines so that he could master control of his professional drone/camera equipment. Take-offs and landings, obstacle avoidance, safe operation around buildings, trees, etc. Getting the best camera angles and lighting conditions.

So now with the FAA Certification we can legally shoot and use aerial photography for our property listings that would benefit from this overview and incredible elevation vantage points. Aerial photography is great for farm land, estates and other select properties. This is only one other thing that we’ve added to our rooster of professional services to better market and showcase clients' properties. This cutting edge technology is one more reason added to our experience and expertise for why choosing Steed Real Estate for all your real estate needs is the only logical choice in the Hudson Valley.

Maybe now dinner conversations will move away from rotors, battery life, pitch and yaw control, etc. to more normal topics… I doubt it!

From the Hudson Valley, Marti Steed
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Ron Steed's Aerial Drone Photography allows us to capture incredible overviews like this Farm in Dutchess County

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Ron Steed's skillful aerial photography shows the overview of the wonderful collection of outbuildings, barns, silos and sheds, along with fenced areas, fields and farm pond at a farm in Dutchess County, NY.

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