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MrBob1957

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I work for a company that owns almost 600 acres in the middle of nowhere with 40 miles and a mountain range between us and the closest major airport. The valley is also surrounded by 6,000 - 11,000 mountains on all sides. They've been told that there is a way to get permission to fly above 400 AGL, but with all my Google Fu powers, I can't find any information pertaining to this.

Anyone have info?

Thanks!
 
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I'm going to guess that you are in the US.

Lots of threads on this.

If you are flying as a hobby (non-commercial), you don't need a permit. You can fly above 400' as long as you fly in a safe manner and (technically) within VLOS.

You also need to have registered.
 

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I'm going to guess that you are in the US.

Lots of threads on this.

If you are flying as a hobby (non-commercial), you don't need a permit. You can fly above 400' as long as you fly in a safe manner and (technically) within VLOS.

You also need to have registered.
That, I am aware of and I'll be flying commercially for them for video and photography. I'm just trying to chase down this notion they got in their heads because I can't find anything that says this is even an option.
 

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That, I am aware of and I'll be flying commercially for them for video and photography. I'm just trying to chase down this notion they got in their heads because I can't find anything that says this is even an option.
If you are flying commercially then you took a test to fly under Part 107. This should have been covered within that test.

You can fly 400' above a structure if within 400' of that structure. So you could be above 400' at that point.

Fact Sheet – Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)
 

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If you are flying commercially then you took a test to fly under Part 107. This should have been covered within that test.

You can fly 400' above a structure if within 400' of that structure. So you could be above 400' at that point.

Fact Sheet – Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)

What you said is what I found, but I'm not flying commercially yet. I'm in the process of FAR§107 FAA Exam Prep.
I'll just wait and see what their attorneys tell me.

Thanks.
 

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I work for a company that owns almost 600 acres in the middle of nowhere with 40 miles and a mountain range between us and the closest major airport. The valley is also surrounded by 6,000 - 11,000 mountains on all sides. They've been told that there is a way to get permission to fly above 400 AGL, but with all my Google Fu powers, I can't find any information pertaining to this.

Anyone have info?

Thanks!
You would just need to apply for (and receive) a waiver from the FAA. Request a Part 107 Waiver or Operation in Controlled Airspace
 
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