Aerial Inspections for Real Estate Appraisers

Date: December 5, 2022

Location: Zoom, GA

Atlanta Area Chapter
Suzanne Brockway
Zoom Livestream Broadcast
Zoom, GA
Ellis, Lamar
This class will be held via Livestream Zoom Videoconference. Students are required to have the following technology and equipment to participate in the program: reliable internet connection, computer (or tablet), web camera, audio, and microphone, zoom application downloaded to computer or tablet. Go to for new user tutorials and articles.



If you are registering after 5:00 p.m. on 12/4/22, email for the zoom meeting login credentials.

this seminar is Joint sponsored by the atlanta and savannah area chapters

Seminar Synopsis




In this 2-hour segment, we will learn about what is a drone and its uses in the four different environments of water, land, air and space and their relationship to real estate appraisers.  We will then learn about the three types of drones being used for aerial inspections in urban, suburban and rural environments.  Next, we will discuss the various real estate businesses that are currently using drones to benefit their practices.  These will include appraisers, brokers, insurance agents, attorneys, developers, architects, homeowners, tax assessors and others.  Finally, we will cover how drones are impacting real estate from the redevelopment of urban environments to the delivery of packages. 




In this 2-hour segment we’ll begin by discussing the public issues of privacy and security and how they are currently affecting aerial inspections.  We will learn how to navigate the Federal Aviation Administration’s website and how to determine if you are using your drone for commercial business.  Next, we will learn how to register a drone and the necessary steps required to become a certified remote pilot.  Finally, we will discuss the Federal Code of Regulations for Aviation and the rules that apply directly to aerial inspections.  This is a fast-paced webinar that attendees will know that whether they plan on using a drone themselves or hiring someone to do it for them they will understand the necessary steps to be able to incorporate aerial inspections into their practices.




In this 3-hour segment, we will discuss a typical field operation.  Attendees will learn how to set up a landing and take-off zone and how to develop flight patterns to keep people and property safe.  We will also discuss the operational, environmental and regulatory issues involved in determining the risk mitigation procedures necessary for a safe operation.  Finally, we will discuss the unanticipated hazards that can occur when performing aerial inspections.  We will cover inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and large acreage properties. In addition we will discuss how shots needed on site can aid in training.  We will also learn how to use pre-programming to aid in inspection and review remedial training notes from the field.  Finally, we will learn the correct questions to ask when hiring a pilot.  

Additional Information


December 5, 2022 (Eastern Time Zone)

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Zoom Check-In 

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Class Instruction

There will be a 30-minute lunch break.


basic free Zoom Application software (

reliable internet connection

computer, iPad, or tablet

web camera (built into laptop computer or external attachment)

audio with speaker and microphone capability (built into your computer, headphone, or earbuds)


To receive AI and State credit, 100% attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs.

attendance will be monitored throughout the day, via webcam and zoom chat roll call

students are required to be visible on the virtual platform during the entirety of class time

students are required to be in front of the camera with the camera in the on position (100% of the time)

instructor may direct questions to each student in the morning and afternoon

Important: Please have your photo ID ready at the start of class. To expedite check-in, we will view all attendees’ IDs at the same time and take a screenshot. We recommend covering private information on your ID except your full name and photo.  


This livestream synchronous seminar offering is approved for 35 AI CE Points. The Georgia and South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Boards have approved 7 hours of CE credit. 100% attendance is required for credit and will be verified throughout the day. Note, it is the student's responsibility to verify his/her state(s)' approval of this synchronous livestream offering.   

Synchronous Livestream Education Exception

Please note that not all states have approved livestream education; therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for livestream education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

New to ZOOM?

If you are new to ZOOM or need a little refresher, please take their FREE tutorial "How to Join a Zoom Meeting?"

Virtual Classroom-Live/Interactive Participation Requirements: 

Students must have a reliable internet connection, computer (or tablet), web camera, audio (speaker and microphone) capability to participate and receive continuing education credit.  

Students must wear full proper attire.

Your webcam must always be in the on position, with you visibly in front of it.  Check your webcam privacy settings and allow the Zoom software to access it. If you have a Lenovo laptop, some participants have noticed that they need to install the Lenovo Vantage App on their computers for the webcam to operate. 

A paid Zoom account is not required to participate; however, you need to sign up for the free basic Zoom account/ application ( and install the zoom app on your computer, prior to the seminar start date.

The Zoom platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor.

Students must be in a location that allows for their full attention and interaction.

A copy of your driver's license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification of your identity after you have registered for the seminar and prior to the start date. 

Registrants will receive a separate email from Suzanne Brockway, 24 hours before class, with Zoom login information.  Contact the chapter office if you have any questions regarding the participation guidelines, at

Disclaimer Information

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the program is filled, e-mail to be placed on a waiting list.  If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.


If a student wishes to cancel enrollment, a cancellation notice must be submitted in writing via email stating the reason for the cancellation and his/her AI account # to

Enrollment Cancellation Fees:


Up to 15 days prior to the program start date, $10 cancel fee

2-14 days prior to the program start date, $25 cancel fee

Less than 2 days prior to the program start date, no refund will be provided


National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed by an outside party. The Appraisal Institute Chapter made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain chapter or local need for such topic, solely educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The Appraisal Institute does not publish examination review materials. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.