Do not get too shut, the FAA warns.
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For those who have been planning to make use of a drone to get a chicken’s eye view of the Statute of Liberty in your subsequent go to, the Federal Aviation Administration is warning you to assume once more.
The identical goes Mount Rushmore and a handful of different Inside Division websites after the FAA issued a directive Thursday that prohibits flights of unmanned aerial automobiles inside 400 toes monument boundaries. The FAA mentioned it took the motion on the request of the US nationwide safety and legislation enforcement businesses.
“That is the primary time the company has positioned airspace restrictions for unmanned plane, or ‘drones,’ over DOI landmarks,” the FAA mentioned in a press release. “Operators who violate the airspace restrictions could also be topic to enforcement motion, together with potential civil penalties and felony fees.”
The transfer comes greater than three years after the Nationwide Park Service issued a short lived coverage memorandum prohibiting the operation of drones inside park boundaries, besides with the park superintendent’s written permission. That coverage remains to be in have an effect on at most parks, the NPS says.
The FAA has created an interactive map to tell the general public of its flight restrictions, together with earlier prohibitions in opposition to flying over navy bases and airports.
The brand new restrictions go into impact October 5. Here is the 10 Inside Division websites affected by the brand new restrictions:
Statue of Liberty Nationwide Monument, New York
Boston Nationwide Historic Park (U.S.S. Structure), Boston
Independence Nationwide Historic Park, Philadelphia
Folsom Dam; Folsom, California
Glen Canyon Dam; Lake Powell, Arizona
Grand Coulee Dam; Grand Coulee, Washington
Hoover Dam; Boulder Metropolis, Nevada
Jefferson Nationwide Enlargement Memorial; St. Louis
Mount Rushmore Nationwide Memorial; Keystone, South Dakota
Shasta Dam; Shasta Lake, California
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