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Real estate drones


A realtor in Florida is using his own personal drone aircraft to snap one-of-a-kind pictures of the properties he's trying to sell.
The Federal Aviation Administration prohibits commercial drone use, but Tracy Walters says he's doing nothing wrong.


Soaring high above, Sails Sanibel Realtor Tracy Walters vision for the future.
    "Now we know kinda what subdivision we want, we know where the boating is, where the boating isn't."

State of the art, remote controlled, unmanned aerial system  better known as a drone.
    "It knows where it is and you can run it off GPS coordinates, you can do video or stills."

Walters has been taking both, claiming to be the first in the area to do so.
    "I've been told I"m the only one around haha."

As you can see drones have seemingly limitless possibilities giving anyone a unique perspective on just about anything  but it's also why it raises some important questions about privacy.
    At some point you start to feel like big brother was out there.

Lois Dwartz lives in one area Walters has been using the drone.
    "But at this juncture and point I'm okay."

Ultimately it's the FAA's decision. Which at the moment prohibits commercial use of drones.

Walters says as a pilot he's aware of FAA regulations and protecting people's privacy.
    "As you heard it's not going to sneak up on anybody either."

And says if he has too he'll keep his dream grounded until it can legally take flight.
    "If the FAA said this is against the law said this is against the law not to do it, of course we would not do it..."

The FAA says it's working on a plan for how to incorporate drones into US airspace.
Six research sites have been selected for a series of experiments to do so.
    The FAA predicts there could some new regulations on the book as early as next year.