webmasterApril 2, 2019April 2, 2019Seven million. That’s the number of drones that experts believe will be in the air by 2020. However, with aerial footage becoming so popular in business industries, a video drone is what you should really be focusing on. Whether you’re using it to provide attendees with a unique viewpoint of an expo or using it to immerse people into a special event, there are a few things you’ll want to know about flying a drone for business purposes. Where Can You Fly a Drone? After an increase in use and popularity, the Federal Aviation Administration released rules for commercial drone usage in 2016. These rules clarify what you can and can’t do regarding flying a drone for business. A video drone works the same as any other type of drone, and if you’re planning on using it for business purposes, you will need to have the same license and flying capabilities. However, before you even think about renting a drone in combination with your other event or exhibitor rentals, you’ll want to ensure that: You have the right type of drone Your drone is set for indoor flying conditions You have propeller hulls to make the drone quieter You have permission to fly in the exhibition space The last two points are crucial, as you’ll want to ensure you’re renting the right equipment to complement the drone footage. This is especially important if you plan on flying in and out of convention or exhibition spaces that are smaller and contain more moving parts. Making Money with a Video Drone If you’ve invested in making an impact at an expo, you’ll definitely want to factor in how to make money with a drone to get the most return on your investment. First, you’ll need to register your drone with the FAA. If you’re making money from a drone, it needs to have a registered N-number. However, that only costs $5. Getting certified as a remote-pilot only requires a simple written test. This is called the Part 107 certification. And, if an employee passes the test, you might be able to market that skill for clients and even at other events. Making Use of a Drone’s Capabilities When it comes to learning how to fly a video drone, trial and error is the best way to get used to flying for business purposes. Now, you can focus on how to really make use of all the cool capabilities drones offer. With VR demos becoming so popular at trade shows, you can use the drone to transmit live VR footage of the event. Better yet, you can use it to highlight a new product/service, or event happening within the trade show itself. Adding to Your Aerial Footage To really make the most of an expo or any other live event, you’ll need more than just a video drone. Aerial video is impactful, but to show it off, you’ll want to ensure you have the right technology to accompany it. If you’re looking for a way to make waves at your next expo, contact us to find out how we can help you with other equipment, such as iPad rentals, sound systems, and even virtual reality rental kits.