These proposed rules could adversely impact small businesses
if they are too restrictive.
Small businesses could use drones in many ways that
could enhance their existing businesses or start new
Some of these uses includes the following:
pictures of objects and events such as weddings and social
Replacing a helicopter with a drone could result in
for music, real estate sales pich, business promotion, etc.
Use it to
inspect buildings, animals, crops on a plot of land, etc. A
construction company can use it to perform inspections on
work being done.
businesses in the security industry this can be used to
conduct security surveilence of an area that they’re
providing security for or are about to travel through.
Map an area.
Use it to produce more recent maps with better
resolution than what you can get from Google Earth.
search and rescue operations.
Drones can go where it is too dangerous for manned
aicraft to go.
also be used to deliver products to customers.
This was a use first proposed by Amazon.com to
provide delivery to their customers within the hour of a
purchase being made.
Small businesses will have to compete with these
large companies and provide comparable services.
Drones can be
equipped with telecommunications equipment and serve as
relay stations for wireless service to provide Internet
This use is being explored by companies like Google
Any startup trying to enter the Internet Service Provider
(ISP) industry will have to contend with this new approach.
More and more
news organizations are using drones to gather information
for news reporting.
Drones can get to a resitricted site and provide
information in real time when reporters can’t get access to
the site. They
can be used to provide a live feed of an event in progress.