Aerial Inspections for Real Estate Appraisers

Date: March 13, 2024

Location: Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Area Chapter
Suzanne Brockway
Atlanta Realtors Center
5784 Lake Forrest Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328
Ellis, MAI, SRA, Lamar
Sandy Springs Area

AI Price: $200.00
Full Price: $225.00
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Cancellation Policy


At the Atlanta Area Chapter AI, we understand that circumstances may arise that force our registrants to cancel their enrollment. In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please note our Enrollment Cancellation Policy.  To cancel your registration, you must submit a cancellation notice in writing via email to Please include your reason for cancellation in your email.

Cancellation Fees

Please note that the Enrollment Cancellation Fees vary based on the timing of your cancellation.  

  • If you cancel up to 15 days prior to the program start date, a $25 cancellation fee will be applied. 
  • If you cancel between 4 to 14 days prior to the program start date, a $50 cancellation fee will be applied. 
  • If you cancel 3 days or less prior to the program start date, no refund will be provided.

Additional Information


Lamar Ellis, III, MAI, SRA, Atlanta, GA


March 13, 2024

  • 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Check-In
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Class Instruction
  • There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Lunch is provided.


Atlanta REALTORS Center, 5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30328


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


This seminar offering is approved for 35 AI CE Points. The AL, GA, LA, MS, and TN Real Estate Appraisers Board have approved 7 hours of CE credit. 100% attendance is required for credit and will be verified throughout the day.



In the first 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.

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.  

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of the Appraisal Institute to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are participating in Appraisal Institute Educational Programs.  If you need accommodations to participate because of a disability; please notify us in writing at least two weeks in advance of the program and we will arrange for reasonable accommodations.

COVID Waiver

By attending and registering for this Appraisal Institute Region event, you acknowledge that travel and gathering may result in the contraction and spread of communicable disease, including COVID. You agree that the Appraisal Institute and its agents are not responsible for any liability arising from the contraction or spread of communicable disease arising from your attendance at the event. 

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.