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Antonelli Law Cinematography Client Hover Effect Receives Section 333 Exemption Approval

Antonelli Law UAS client Hover Effect received Section 333 exemption approval from the FAA on October 27th to operate the DJI Phantom 1, DJI Spreading Wings S800, Freefly Cinestar 8, and Freefly Cinestar 8 HL for closed-set motion picture and television production, and real estate. The FAA approved the petition in 122 days.

Many have observed the FAA docket and Section 333 exemption process became log-jammed during the summer. This approval is the first of 20 Antonelli Law Section 333 petitions to finally break out of that log-jam.

A copy of the FAA Grant of Exemption under Section 333 can be viewed here:Hover Effect LLC – 13366

If your company would like assistance filing its own Section 333 petition to fly UAS commercially, contact firm principal Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310 or fill out the contact form below and we will contact you.

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Another Section 333 Copy/Paste Bites The Dust

Another Section 333 Copy/Paste Bites The Dust

We’ve written before about the hazards of bad Section 333 copy and paste jobs. Number one, they can void your insurance coverage when an accident occurs. Number two they can be rescinded by FAA. If you are not going to hire an attorney to file your Section 333 petition for exemption, please take the time to tailor it to your actual intended operations.

Yesterday, the FAA rescinded the Section 333 approval of a Mr. Thomas Johan Walter. Thomas-Johann-Walter-Rescission

From the FAA public document:

“On June 2, 2015, Mr. Walter submitted a petition for exemption to allow commercial operations of unmanned aircraft, on behalf of Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. Mr. Walter was identified in the petition as the CEO of Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc., and as well as the point of contact; however, the email and mailing addresses provided for Mr. Simon Nielson. On September 2, 2015 the FAA granted the exemption to Mr. Walter and emailed its decision to Mr. Nielson at the email address provided in the contact information section of the petition. On September 2, 2015, Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. notified the FAA, stating that Mr. Thomas Walter is not and has not been affiliated with Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc.

A review of Mr. Walter’s petition shows that Mr. Walter submitted, verbatim, the petition submitted by Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. on October 3, 2014,  including the point of contact information on Page 14. Mr. Walter substituted his name for Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. in only a few places.”

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In consideration of the foregoing, I find that Exemption No. 12719 was issued based on erroneous information submitted by petitioner and was therefore granted in error. Therefore, pursuant to the authority contained in 49 U.S.C. §§ 106(f), 40113 and 44701, delegated to me by the Administrator, Exemption No. 12719 is rescinded effective immediately.”

For another Section 333 rescission example, see this one from August:  Kramer-Rescission-11629

If you would like experienced attorneys to file your Section 333 petition, please contact us through the contact form below or directly at 312-201-8310.

And if you do it yourself, please do not forget to copy, paste, and edit!

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Join the UAS attorneys at Antonelli Law October 5-7 at the Commercial UAV Expo at Caesar’s Palace

Join the UAS attorneys at Antonelli Law October 5-7 at the Commercial UAV Expo at Caesar’s Palace and learn how we’ve helped our clients with Section 333 approvals and beyond in the GIS, power infrastructure, engineering, and construction industries.

We are at Booth 412 http://www.expouav.com/exhibitor-list/

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Meet Our New Client Concierge Olivia Fowler

Meet Antonelli Law’s Client Concierge Olivia Fowler

Olivia is the Drone/UAS Practice Group’s Client Concierge, acting as liaison between our clients and attorneys. Her duties include informing clients of the progress of their Section 333 exemption petition and related legal projects, and assisting the attorneys to collect needed information.

Olivia’s organizational and clients skills are a tremendous asset for our clients, helping to keep them informed of the status of their FAA  petitions.

Olivia Fowler Antonelli Law Client Concierge
Olivia Fowler Antonelli Law Client Concierge