Thanks for setting up this forum for discussion Andy. We are into the process of applying for an exemption for Aerial Photography Aerial Videography Closed-set motion picture and television filming and production We see that the process is straight forward but have hired an aviation lawyer to process it for us. There are hundreds of applications that are filed and visible that can be used as a basis to avoid alot of work. It appears that the FAA is leveraging precedent to approve similar applications, and EVERYONE hits on relief from the same regs, ALL using the same general arguments: 14 CFR Part 21 subpart H 14 CFR 61.113 14 CFR 91.7 14 CFR 91.9 14 CFR 91.103 14 CFR 91.109 14 CFR 91.119 14 CFR 91.121 14 CFR 91.151 14 CFR 91.203 14 CFR 91.405 14 CFR 91.407 14 CFR 91.409 14 CFR 91.417 SO, here's my question for the forum of Freefly Brothers. Have you obtained an exemption? if so, what have been your experiences and advice for moving forward? Do you see a reason NOT to pursue an exemption? How did you prepare the critical appendixes - Aircraft Ops Manual, Flight Ops Manual and other (for instance we need to produce a Motion Picture and Television Flight Operation Manual (MPTOM) for closed set stuff) Can you share these documents with board members to save time and share experience. These are seriously thought out documents and will serve to increase safety and professionalism. It may be that several topic threads discussing various areas such as self imposed currency and experience levels used etc. All of us here have decided to invest in serious gear and procedures. I hope that we can share our professionalism with each other and further set ourselves apart from the folks that are giving the industry a bad name.