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FAA Prohibits Drone Flights Near U.S. Landmarks

29 September 2017

Effective October 5, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is prohibiting drones from being flown within 400 feet of a handful of national landmarks.

Among the restricted sites are the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Boston National Historical Park, Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri, and five dams, including Hoover Dam in Nevada, Shasta and Folsom Dams in California, Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam and Washington's Grand Coulee Dam.

The restrictions, which could have violators face criminal charges and civil penalties, were requested by U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies.

To contact the author of this article, email marie.donlon@ieeeglobalspec.com


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Re: FAA Prohibits Drone Flights Near U.S. Landmarks
#1
2017-Sep-30 10:39 PM

Position an array of air defense lasers as the next step.

Re: FAA Prohibits Drone Flights Near U.S. Landmarks
#2
2017-Oct-01 5:49 PM

What was the rationale for such a regulation???????

Re: FAA Prohibits Drone Flights Near U.S. Landmarks
#3
In reply to #2
IQ
2017-Oct-02 1:21 AM

The amazing passion to CONTROL. Mind you, it is a pretty fair safety precaution to stop a tourist getting hit on the head by a passing out of control operator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqB6_y71xE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB37PUkIT-s

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