Sunday, 4 May 2014

Yosemite National Park officials tell videographers to leave their drones at home

Officials want to make sure your next visit to Yosemite National Park isn't marred by a drone buzzing overhead. On Friday, the National Park Service issued a statement informing visitors that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are banned inside the park's 1,169 square miles of land in California. The Park Service pointed to existing federal conservation regulations in justifying the ban. The regulations prohibit "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."
By making clear that the Park Service does not welcome drones — and presumably enforcing those rules as best it...
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