/ Drones banned in all US national parks
usual thing. blanket bans precipitated by a minority of people acting like prats. pity.
kites ok then?
I can see where they are coming from though - on the odd occasions I have come across them in the Peak, they are an irritatingly noisy distraction,
Yes, but a blanket ban seems like a bit of an over-reaction.
It's hardly a 'blanket ban' if they don't include Pakistan in a ban on drones.
Its only a blanket ban until they have time to write up a more reasoned/reasonable set of regulations. That's what they're saying at least.
And from what I have seen this year cycling , a blanket ban on wild camping on the a West Bank of Loch Lomond is on the cards.( possibly including caravans/ camper vans in lay-bys )
As you say , this is a minority acting like prats, and instead of learning a lesson they just move their anti-social habits elsewhere.
( I do wonder if the ones pushed from the East shore, have also been the ones despoiling Glen Etive)
Other prats on the Loch are jet-skiers ( yet again) who are given miles of the Loch, but want to show off amongst bathers and small boats.
Not ever seen any drones over the Loch though,
( They would get some spectacular views, of jet skiers buzzing bathers and small boats;)
Would not surprise me the way some idiots fly them.
Which is why i want to sell mine.
Don't worry, Pakistan isn't isn't a US national park, you can still fly your drones there :)
At least it will be safe to have your wedding reception in US National Parks now
Thank goodness we are more forward in this country, not only do we like Drones but we appear to Love Fracking in our national Parks.
I was going to post something similar, but yours was more witty. Have yourself a 'like' :-)
Or if the National Park services themselves are allowed to carry on using them...
The US has similar regulations governing small unmanned aircraft, so why ban them in all National Parks? Clearly the Park authorities feel that the Aviation Authority regulations are not sufficient to govern the use within parks so have issued a blanket ban.
I wouldn't go as far as to say enforced, what has there been , maybe 3 prosecutions.
Depends how many people have contravened the regulations and been caught doesn't it?
With any luck drones will go the same way as CB radio, motorised skateboards, hovercrafts, minimotos and endless other gadgetory shite that falls into the category "less fun than it looks". Then the prospect of being buzzed by irritating toys driven by people for whom looking at a video picture of the view is somehow superiour to actually looking at the view will go away.
The remaining puzzle will be "why are jetskis still here?" to which the answer is must be the jetskiers are too fat to get their kicks from stealing mopeds and driving around tescos anymore so get their kicks from driving around the flat sea pissing off anyone within 10 miles hoping for peace and quiet at the beach.
no it doesn't, does it. Enforcement means to ensure compliance. I know of plenty that don't have a PFAW and are working away unencumbered by any regulation. What kind of enforcement is that.
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