Aerial Inspections for Real Estate Appraisers

Date: April 19, 2023

Location: Virtual Classroom, TN

Tennessee Chapter
Mrs. Pitts
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom, TN 37204
Myra Pitts
Ellis, Lamar




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 the final 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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:

- Up to 15 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee. 

- 7-14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.

- Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.   

Transfer Policy:

- A $25 dollar fee is required to be paid to transfer into another program at any time prior to the program start date.

Additional Information



 This class is approved for 7 hours of CE in TN under the approval #2637.

This class is a "homegrown" offering and is not approved in any other states.

Other states may be willing to give you credit by reciprocity but you should check with them individually prior to registering for this class offering to be sure.


April 19, 2023 (Central Time Zone)

ZOOM Meeting Opens: 7:30 a.m. central time

Class Begins: 8:00 a.m. central time

End Time: 3:30 p.m. central time


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

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)

Participants must:

·        have a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a webcam and microphone (or dial in via phone) 

·        have internet access 

·        be able to scan a copy of a photo ID to before class.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

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 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.