The333.org
 
Last Update, May 19, 2016
Who are the 333?

The333 are the pioneers in the commercial use of small UAS operations. The name comes from the section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 where the FAA is authorized to exempt operators from rules that would prevent you from operating your small UAS in the aerial commercial space.
I already have a few ideas of what The333.org may reach for. Like a group liability umbrella policy similar to the one that the American Modeler’s Association provides their members.  Legislative assistance when your local community is planning to make laws restricting your aerial business.  Sharing business and marketing tips with other members. Flight and equipment tips and reviews. When Part 107 rules become finalized, we can help each other to transition into becoming Part 107 Commercial UAS Operators.

Sound interesting? Send me an email (info@the333.org) and let’s start a discussion about what The333.org can do to help your business.


Better yet, tell me how you can help. Use the links above to send an email or post a comment on our recently created forum.
What’s next?

Join us.  Help us build our membership.  At this stage of development we’re a volunteer-based donation-funded organization.  There are no dues required for membership, but as we grow, expenses will need to be paid.  Be a founding member and help build this organization to represent your interests.
If you build and fly a model aircraft, be it a quarter-scale P51 or a 1/8-scale Boeing 747, then the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) is your organization.  You belong there and the AMA is your best friend.  But for the small drone operator who is planning a business use of the aircraft for a variety of purposes including photography, videography, mapping, crop examination, construction evaluation and many more, there is no organization to represent your best interests.
This is the idea behind The333.org. Who better to gather together to create a representative organization than those who will benefit the most?
 
Get this patch - LAST CHANCE

Supporters of The333.org can receive this embroidered patch to apply to your logo shirt, ball cap or safety vest.

When the current batch is gone, no more will be made.  The design will be changed to reflect the Part 107 sUAS Operator Certificate.  Click here to go to the donation page.
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The Future?

What happens when the FAA Part 107 rules are finalized and there will be no need for Section 333 exemptions? I think the name will stick and eventually become an anachronism and we will welcome Part 107 Commercial Drone Operators, but your pioneering involvement in Commercial SUAS operations will be legend.
What can The333.org can do to help your business?

The333.org was created out of the frustration of finding no organization or user group for the commercial UAS operator.  Existing user groups are mostly frequented by the hobby operator or diluted with other UAV modes, so any discussions regarding commercial use are lost in the noise.