Lyft Aerial Receives FAA Approval And Announces Release Of Texas-Inspired Drone Film

Lyft Aerial of Austin Texas recently received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to legally fly their drones for commercial purposes. The exemption is rarely given and Lyft Aerial is one of only a few companies in the United States to receive the exemption. According to company founder Chris Bonnet, “This exemption is a very significant milestone for our young company, and it will allow us to take the firm to new heights, both literally and figuratively.”

The exemption allows Lyft Aerial to use their drones for a variety of commercial purposes including for educational/research purposes, real estate photography and videography, film and movie production, surveying, inspections and special events. “Clients are becoming increasingly aware of the power of drones to produce innovative images and video,” says partner Josh Barnett,“and we are on the cutting edge of this emerging industry.”

In fact, the company has several major corporations on their client list including Under Armour, King’s Hawaiian, Radisson, Siemens and Meridian Solar. Bonnet reports that he and his team have used drones to meet a variety of client needs. They have used the drones to photograph new high rises for real estate clients, document progress at construction sites, and produce marketing videos and commercials. They have also helped clients monitor flooding, and inspect important assets like wind turbines, solar panels and roofs. Bonnet even announced a new wedding package that will employ drones to create a unique photo and video chronicle of that special day.

In addition to the announcement about the FAA exemption, Bonnet also announced the upcoming release of the company’s new drone film called, “Texas, An Assortment of Beauty.” Bonnet and his team have been working on the film since January 2015, and are now ready to release it to the public. The company’s drones were sent all over the state of Texas to capture aerial views of the sites that make the Lone Star State truly unique.

Lyft Aerial, originally Austin Drone Photography, was founded in 2013 and specializes in aerial photography and videography. The company works with clients to produce high quality photographs, promotional videos, commercials and movies, using the latest technology available in the industry.

More information is available on the company website at Media inquiries can be directed to Chris Bonnet at 512.522.3951 or via email at The film can be viewed at The company also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.