Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

No-drone signs going up at Golden Gate Bridge

Discussion in 'News' started by diveguy, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. diveguy

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    15
    The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District this week is installing new signs to remind people that flying drones over or near the famous bridge is prohibited.

    District officials said the drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems, pose safety and security risks to people on the bridge.

    No-drone signs going up at Golden Gate Bridge
     
  2. GadgetGuy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    4,472
    Likes Received:
    1,296
    Since "near" is vague and completely undefined, as long as you don't fly over the bridge and are flying from a remote location, you should still be fine to get decent aerial images of the bridge from the air. Just launch from 5 miles away, and they will be hard pressed to track you. Even if they do, you have a flight log to prove you were not "near" but were still "far" enough away to not pose a danger to anyone except the fish in the ocean below! :D

    For more insight prior to the new signs, see
    Fly at Golden Gate Bridge? | DJI Phantom Forum
     
    #2 GadgetGuy, Dec 22, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  3. diveguy

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    15
    From what I've heard and understand, the Marin Headlands in the north are off limits because it's a national park. Same with the Presidio and Crissy field - the areas just south of the bridge. There is a small beach about 2 miles from the bridge which is a city park, so taking off and landing there should be completely legal, and within flying range.

    The FAA hasn't posted anything that I've found saying the bridge area is off limits, in terms of air space. Planes and helicopters fly around it all the time, so it would be best to not go too high over the bridge. As long as you don't crash on the bridge or take off or land on the bridge or in the National Park areas around it, it should still be legal.

    Please chime in if you have other information or believe this is incorrect!
     
    mirrorimage likes this.
  4. Seawolf

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    53
    Unless fliers organize and get a strong lobbying force to protect and strengthen the legal right to fly, this trend will only continue.
     
  5. davis

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2014
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    SoCal
    san francisco leads the way to regulation - "whether you like it or not" as gavin newsom would say.
     
    diveguy likes this.
  6. GadgetGuy

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    4,472
    Likes Received:
    1,296
    That train has already left the station. Unfortunately, drone haters outnumber drone owners by over 1000:1.:eek:
     
  7. sifu128

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    5
    California legislation will ban farting in public because it makes too much noise and causes massive pollution. I feel sorry for anyone that lives in Cali
     
    GadgetGuy and diveguy like this.