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Flying at CA State beaches illegal?

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by Kort, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Kort

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    A sheriff who just drove off the beach at a California beach near half Moon Bay said I couldn't fly my drone there because it was illegal due to trying to preserve bird activities. When was this enacted?


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  2. fordruid

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    Ask him. Ask him for the statute number and stuff.
     
  3. Kort

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    Too late for that now. He was a sherif too, not even a CA ranger or other park employee. This warrants further investigations.
     
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    People have to start asking for the statutes and under who's jurisdiction these statutes are to be enforced A sheriff deputy has absolutely no jurisdiction at a state park nor federal airspace. Starting to see a patern. The prevailing negative attitude is creating on site legislatures who without a doubt know what we are doing must be illegal.
     
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  5. fordruid

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    Yep. Politely ask questions.... lots of them. Call the Sheriff and ask him....politely
     
  6. Kort

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    [​IMG]

    Here's more CA crap


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  7. UASDRONE

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    Those will be everywere evetually
     
  8. fordruid

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    Around the bridge? Imagine some idiot crashing his UAV into traffic on the bridge. Drivers swerve and In no time at all their cars become submarines.
    I suspect that is the thought behind it but I would rather see a 'stay X feet away from bridge', it is very photogenic and touristy.
     
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    Kort,
    You were most likely flying in the Marine sanctuary area. Most of the coast from Pacifica south to Monterey is in the sanctuary area. It is a federal enforcement area, however any member of law enforcement, Federal, State, or local has the authority to enforce the law. Most deputies on the coast will not hassle you. State park rangers, California Fish and Game, and US Fish and Wildlife are known to be ball busters, so be happy you had contact with a deputy.
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    ...and people wonder why I don't like the "LeftCoast".

    On a more serious note, can they at least define "near." Keep a reasonable distance, say 100 meters?
     
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    Exactly... What is near? Not a well written reg.


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    If it was "well written" they wouldn't be able to write as many tickets. This way both 100m and 1000m are "near".
     
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    Probably eyesight ha ha ha.... but I like the way it is written now - plenty of wiggle room as long as you are not an idiot about it...
     
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    Imagine some scum bag with evil intentions to create havoc via a few pounds of explosives. A lot of these regs need to take into account acts of terrorism. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of the 1% affecting the 99%. It's a real clear and present risk.
     
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    what? In that case, better post a regulation that prohibits driving on or near the bridge too.
     
  17. GundoLarry

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    Good one.
    With a bridge...built for cars, there is a reasonable expectation that cars will be on the bridge.
    Cannot apply that same reason to aircraft of any size.

    Much like Jury Duty...people are gonna get hung up on "reasonable"; we were not raised the same way.