Apparently it's a cheaper way to go than hiring a helicopter. HeliMalibu's aerial drone reaches an altitude of 600 feet and has a range of about two miles. From THR:
HeliMalibu's drones to shoot videos and photos of houses -- mostly large estates that can benefit from imagery that highlights their scale. "It is like watching a scene from Avatar when you are flying above a river -- it is just so cool," says Westside Estate Agency chairman Stephen Shapiro, who has used the drones to take imagery of a Bel-Air house being sold by former Architectural Digest owner Bud Knapp and his wife, Betsy, for $23.95 million and of Paramount CEO Brad Grey's Holmby Hills residence, listed at $23.5 million.
The year-old company charges up to $1,800 for video footage and $500 for still photography.