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National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres
The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 06/24/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands..

The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos.

The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land. The director of the parks service cited safety concerns as well as potential harm to wildlife.

"Imagine you're a big wall climber in Yosemite working on a four-day climb up El Capitan, and you're hanging off a bulb, ready to make a [difficult] move, and an unmanned aircraft flies up beside you and is hovering a few feet from your head with its GoPro camera running," Jonathan Jarvis told the Associated Press. "Think about what that does to your experience and your safety."

The move comes several months after Yosemite National Park banned unmanned aircraft in that park...

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: drones; forestservice; keepowt; nationalparks; nps; outdoors; uav

1 posted on 06/24/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What garbage. What if monkeys flew out of Obama’s a$$.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 7:32:46 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the dope growers will be breathing a little easier in the near future.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fine, so long as it applies to gov drones as well as private drones.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 7:35:05 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Govt drones=target drones....


5 posted on 06/24/2014 7:37:43 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 7:37:50 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the games begin.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: shankbear

.300 Win. Mag.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 7:43:30 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...to ban drones on all its lands

Silly me, I thought they were OUR lands.

9 posted on 06/24/2014 7:45:40 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Funny joke, peasant.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 7:46:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: SpaceBar

Congress should decide this, not a regulatory agency.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 7:48:30 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: SpaceBar

Congress should decide this, not a regulatory agency.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 7:48:30 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

I believe I misattributed the quote.

Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

I believe I misattributed the quote.

Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

I believe I misattributed the quote.

Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

I believe I misattributed the quote.

Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

I believe I misattributed the quote.

Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:12 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Banning is easy, enforcing is not.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 8:04:36 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SpaceBar
No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.

Nailed it.

19 posted on 06/24/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
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To: theneanderthal

Sorry for stuttering. Freaking helicopter overflights!


20 posted on 06/24/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

84 M acres...thats a darn big drone! /sar


21 posted on 06/24/2014 8:11:20 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Cementjungle

Go ahead, fly a drone on King Barry’s estates—and get your pee-pee whacked by a BLM ... pee-pee whacker.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 9:25:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine you are stuck on a face at a place a helicopter could not reach. A drone with a rope might be nice.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 9:59:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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