Flight Operations (4 CE Hours) @ Blue Mountain Brewery
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Check in at 12:45pm
  • Seminar from 1-5pm   
  • (CE pending w/VA State Bd; approved by the Appraisal Inst.)
  • Seminar created and presented by Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA  

This seminar covers the essentials needed to be able to perform an aerial inspection of a property. The goal isto go over Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and share best practices. We will use the Hosting party’slocal area to go over the challenges of contracting an assignment and discussing the need for havingcontingency plans. Topics for the seminar include: Becoming compliant to fly; Marketing and the Demonstration Reel; Contracting an operation; Make sure you’re ready to fly; Assessing operational risk on site; Make sure you have the data; Different delivery systems for your client.

Lamar Ellis, MAI, SRA, has been appraising real estate for over 30 years, having begun his career as a staff appraiser & construction loan inspector for a local Atlanta Savings and Loan Bank. In 1992, he began working as an independent fee appraiser for local Atlanta Banks. From 1999 – 2000, Lamar led a construction lending department in Georgia for Main Street Bank. He is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Inst. and has served as the Educational Chair, Regional Representative, and on the Board of Directors. In 2014, he began to develop courses focusing on Drone Technology and Its Impact on the Appraisal Profession. He has presented in 41 States and internationally on the benefits of aerial inspections for real estate. In 2023, he earned the “Outstanding Service” Award from the Appraisal Institute for introducing Drone Technology into Real Estate Valuation.


Separate registration is required for the dinner meeting that will follow, but please make plans to attend! Click here to learn more.

Click here to download a printable PDF for April 11th education and dinner program.

Chapter Dinner Meeting @ Blue Mountain Brewery
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 5pm: Networking Hour Includes appetizers. Cash bar
  • 6pm: Dinner Buffet includes delicious salad, pizza and dessert
  • Chapter meeting held during dinner

If you have any dietary restrictions, please email lisamayweiss@hotmail.com so we can accommodate you as best we can!

Cancellation Policy
$10 cancellation fee applies; no refund after April 3.

Additional Information
There is a seminar from 1-5. Separate registration is required. Click here to learn more.

Click here to download a printable PDF for April 11th education and dinner program.

SAVE THE DATE: The Roanoke Valley Real Estate Symposium @ Jefferson Center
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Check-in will start at 8am.
  • One hour lunch is included.

This event is catered toward providing a local, continuing education — 7 (seven) hours — opportunities for real estate appraisers, both state and AI CE.

All real estate professionals are welcome to attend. Our intention for this event is to provide networking opportunities, as well as an informative day discussing the current trends, costs, etc. of residential and commercial real estate within the Roanoke Valley.

Various Roanoke Valley industry-leading real estate brokers, developers, builders, architects and investors will be presenting.

More info to come…