U.S. Forest Service: Reminder drone use prohibited in Sabino and Bear Canyons I thought this article was pretty interesting. On the one hand, the USFS says "The use of unmanned aircraft systems or 'drones' is restricted in the Sabino Canyon Recreation area, as well as in Bear Canyon, which is located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, according to a recent release from the U.S. Forest Service." But then, as the article states, "The launching and recovering of drones and other model aircraft are what is prohibited, as defined by the FAA Circular 91-57A Model Aircraft Operating Standards from Jan. 11, 2016." So, no you cannot take off or land within these areas, but you can fly over them. I guess it's basically the same thing as state parks? Anyone else from Tucson fly over these areas?