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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TDoodle, Feb 5, 2016.
I am wondering why national parks in the States are NFZ's.
All US national parks are off limits to in park operations. This changed last year and will probably stay that way. There was a few problems last year that led to the NFZ's
Flight Plan <- an article talking about the whys - as usual, a few people did some dumb things.
You can google this, but there were several incidents that led to the ban. They included drones chasing Big Horn Sheep at Zion's, An award ceremony at Mount Rushmore that was interrupted by a drone, A drone crash into Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring (which could destroy the beauty of the spring as the lipo battery dissolves, according to experts), and several other incidents. I just read that people continue to fly their drones in NP, despite having the fines.
Each year I purchase an annual pass to our National Parks. I go there for solitude and the natural beauty - I don't want that destroyed by either the visual distraction of drones in the sky, or the noise pollution they bring with them.
I was surprised to learn that ALL 400+ sites administered by the National Park Service are no fly zones. Here is a page from San Antonio Mission: