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BYODrone is No Longer an Option Across US National Parks

June 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM | by | ()

Gone are your dreams of scenic instagram images during that awesome summer road trip, as it looks like there’s some new rules heading to the national parks across the nifty fifty.

Late last week the National Park Service announced that drones, unmanned aircraft, or whatever you want to call them will be banned in all areas controlled by the park service. That means no taking-off, flying, hovering, or another drone-y activities while in or around national park lands and waters. All in all the rules and regulations affect around 84 million acres of prime real estate across the country.

Noise and safety are the two biggest reasons blamed for the ban, and we can certainly understand the concern of a little robot plane flying over our campsite while trying to get some rest and relaxation.

We’re not going to get into the ins and outs of what drones can be use for and what they can’t be used for—it’s getting to be a touchy subject. However, if your drone is something usually next to your tent when it comes to loading up the car—you might want to leave it at home this summer.

[Photo: ingridtaylar

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