Skip to comments.Drones Banned at Yosemite, Park Service Says
Posted on 05/03/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
The National Park Service is warning potential amateur pilots that drone aircraft are "prohibited within park boundaries" of Yosemite National Park.
The park service is referring to small "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," like the DJI Phantom. Officials say, in recent years, the park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones inside the park to film climbers and views above the treetops in the national park.
An uptick in this kind activity isn't surprising. Recently, the price and accessibility of small, "personal" drone aircraft has come way down. Amateurs and hobbyists can outfit the devices with small cameras, such as GoPros, getting high definition aerial photographs for around $1,000.
"Drones can be extremely noisy," wrote the Park Service, "and can impact the natural soundscape."
The service referred to a section of the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR 2.17, which reads, delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means, except in emergencies involving public safety or serious property loss, or pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit is illegal.
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(May have to smuggle into National Parks)
MOLEN LABE, bitches.
Now, can I ban Gub’mint drones from Florida?
Over reaction of course.
They allow climbing, RVs, horses, upscale lodging, heavy traffic all in designated areas.
They can allow amateur drones in a designated area.
I thought drones were worthless males, living off the work of society.
Keep them out of Yosemite.