Inspect Hawaii, LLC announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted an exemption that will allow the company to conduct commercial operation of its drone camera in the U.S. The FAA grants exemptions from FAA rules limiting commercial operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pending the adoption of permanent rules.
FAA section 333 exemptions are intended to "provide a pathway for civil operators who desire safe and legal entry" into the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).
"We are pleased to be the first Home Inspection company in Hawaii to receive an exemption from the FAA authorizing commercial operation of our drone camera." said Oscar Libed, owner of Inspect Hawaii, LLC. "This decision reflects our efforts to responsibly operate our drone camera while inspecting roofs and property lines during our home and commercial building inspections.”
Aerial photography using a drone camera can quickly and easily capture aerial images to identify roofing defects and location of property lines. The use of a drone camera avoids the safety hazards of climbing high-pitched, multi-story roofs and removes the possibility of damaging roofs by not walking on fragile roof materials or structures.
About Inspect Hawaii, LLC
Inspect Hawaii, LLC is located on Oahu and offers home inspection and engineering consulting services in Hawaii. As part of the inspection service, the company offers aerial photography using a drone camera for real estate properties. The company also offers thermal imaging using an Infrared camera to detect plumbing leaks and electrical overheating for home and commercial property inspections.
Oscar Libed is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Hawaii. He is also a member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).