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avatar Drones
July 19, 2015 12:02PM
Not sure if this has been asked here... but do you know if Yosemite Park allows personal drones? i have 2nd thoughts about using one there even if they were allowed .... i'd hate to see everyone down the road using them in the park like they do selfie sticks. lol
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July 19, 2015 01:44PM
The use of drones in Yosemite National Park is completely illegal under all circumstances.


From the Yosemite National Park website:
Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Prohibited in Yosemite National Park

Date: May 2, 2014

Yosemite National Park advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances. Thirty Six CFR 2.17(a)(3) states, “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. This applies to drones of all shapes and sizes.

The park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones within park boundaries over the last few years. Drones have been witnessed filming climbers ascending climbing routes, filming views above tree-tops, and filming aerial footage of the park. Drones can be extremely noisy, and can impact the natural soundscape. Drones can also impact the wilderness experience for other visitors creating an environment that is not conducive to wilderness travel. The use of drones also interferes with emergency rescue operations and can cause confusion and distraction for rescue personnel and other parties involved in the rescue operation. Additionally, drones can have negative impacts on wildlife nearby the area of use, especially sensitive nesting peregrine falcons on cliff walls.

Visitors traveling to the park should be aware that the use of drones is prohibited while visiting the park and should not be utilized at any time.


http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/use-of-unmanned-aircraft-systems-drones-prohibited-in-yosemite-national-park.htm



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/2015 03:00PM by plawrence.
Re: Drones
July 19, 2015 02:08PM
Drones are now prohibited in ALL National Parks.
They're also problematic elsewhere:
http://gizmodo.com/firefighters-cant-save-people-burning-in-cars-because-o-1718675039
avatar Re: Drones
July 20, 2015 02:56PM
thanks guys... i guess that answers that. lol
avatar Re: Drones
July 21, 2015 02:27PM
Here's an idea I can get behind....

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html

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Tired of the unmanned devices flying into the airspace of craft trying to fight wildfires, two California politicians -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) -- on Monday introduced legislation that would give firefighters and other first responders immunity for damaging any drone intruding into such areas during a fire or other emergency.
Re: Drones
July 21, 2015 04:51PM
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JohnC
Here's an idea I can get behind....

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html

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Tired of the unmanned devices flying into the airspace of craft trying to fight wildfires, two California politicians -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) -- on Monday introduced legislation that would give firefighters and other first responders immunity for damaging any drone intruding into such areas during a fire or other emergency.

Doesn't go nearly far enough. There ought to be a $1000 fine for any drone that does not have valid contact information about the operator permanently attached to it, and a legal assumption of full liability for damage caused by the drone directly, or through its interference with fire and police operations.
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July 21, 2015 10:39PM
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wherever
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JohnC
Here's an idea I can get behind....

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html

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Tired of the unmanned devices flying into the airspace of craft trying to fight wildfires, two California politicians -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) -- on Monday introduced legislation that would give firefighters and other first responders immunity for damaging any drone intruding into such areas during a fire or other emergency.

Doesn't go nearly far enough. There ought to be a $1000 fine for any drone that does not have valid contact information about the operator permanently attached to it, and a legal assumption of full liability for damage caused by the drone directly, or through its interference with fire and police operations.

While I have no issue holding people responsible we all know most can't remotely afford to pay for the damages caused. And nobody can undo a death. The easiest solution is to provide police and fire with a way to immediately destroy the drones. Time wasted waiting for them to leave on their own is too precious. Give the authorities the ability to destroy them on the spot. Problem solved.
Re: Drones
July 22, 2015 07:30AM
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JohnC
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wherever
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JohnC
Here's an idea I can get behind....

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html

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Tired of the unmanned devices flying into the airspace of craft trying to fight wildfires, two California politicians -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) -- on Monday introduced legislation that would give firefighters and other first responders immunity for damaging any drone intruding into such areas during a fire or other emergency.

Doesn't go nearly far enough. There ought to be a $1000 fine for any drone that does not have valid contact information about the operator permanently attached to it, and a legal assumption of full liability for damage caused by the drone directly, or through its interference with fire and police operations.

While I have no issue holding people responsible we all know most can't remotely afford to pay for the damages caused. And nobody can undo a death. The easiest solution is to provide police and fire with a way to immediately destroy the drones. Time wasted waiting for them to leave on their own is too precious. Give the authorities the ability to destroy them on the spot. Problem solved.

Wish granted: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html
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July 22, 2015 08:44AM
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troutwild
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JohnC
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wherever
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JohnC
Here's an idea I can get behind....

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html

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Tired of the unmanned devices flying into the airspace of craft trying to fight wildfires, two California politicians -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) -- on Monday introduced legislation that would give firefighters and other first responders immunity for damaging any drone intruding into such areas during a fire or other emergency.

Doesn't go nearly far enough. There ought to be a $1000 fine for any drone that does not have valid contact information about the operator permanently attached to it, and a legal assumption of full liability for damage caused by the drone directly, or through its interference with fire and police operations.

While I have no issue holding people responsible we all know most can't remotely afford to pay for the damages caused. And nobody can undo a death. The easiest solution is to provide police and fire with a way to immediately destroy the drones. Time wasted waiting for them to leave on their own is too precious. Give the authorities the ability to destroy them on the spot. Problem solved.

Wish granted: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anti-drone-legislation-20150721-story.html

That's the same article I posted. Aside from the title, it really doesn't address the ability to intentionally take them down.
Re: Drones
July 22, 2015 09:14AM
"That's the same article I posted. Aside from the title, it really doesn't address the ability to intentionally take them down."

My bad, not paying attention...
How "bout this: https://youtu.be/SNPJMk2fgJU
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July 22, 2015 09:40AM
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troutwild
"That's the same article I posted. Aside from the title, it really doesn't address the ability to intentionally take them down."

My bad, not paying attention...
How "bout this: https://youtu.be/SNPJMk2fgJU

I'm good with that.
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