The FAA released its long-awaited rules regarding the commercial use of drones on August 29, 2016. This is found in Part 107 of the FARs (Federal Aviation Regulations). The use of a drone in any commercial venture must be piloted by an FAA Part 107 certified pilot. This applies to the New York Jets use of drones for capturing plays for further evaluation, news crews capturing breaking news footage, or a Realtor capturing aerial views of that stunning listing. If you are using it in the furtherance of your work, you need to be licensed.