Know the rules before deploying drones

Recreational drones provide affordable adventure, photos and videos, but it's important to know where you can fly them. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Recreational drones provide affordable adventure, photos and videos, but it's important to know where and how you can fly them. There are many laws and guidelines regarding drone flight and this includes recreational activity. For instance, drones are not permitted in federally-designated Wilderness areas. “They should never be flown around wildfires or wildlife,” wrote a representative of the Pacific Crest Trail Association on social media. “And while generally okay below 400 feet in National Forests, there are areas within forests where drones aren't allowed. Also, some people consider drones annoying and/or intrusive.” Drone safety is the law. Concerns for wildlife are also very important. Unoccupied Aircraft System, or UAS, activity and even a single flight has been shown to
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