Yes. While your best friend or favorite uncle may be very capable drone pilots, they can’t legally accept money for flying their drone. This is classified as commercial drone operation and requires that the drone pilot have a license from the FAA.
We have flown over mountains, water and dry land. We have also flown in controlled airspace and flight restricted zones with prior permission and clearance from the FAA and TSA. We are well-familiar with the clearance application procedures for controlled and flight-restricted airspace.