Flying Drones In National Parks | Hidden Document!

Flying Drones In National Parks | Hidden Document!

Flying drones in national parks is a no-no in most places! Let’s look into the places that NPS allows you to fly and where they don’t. A recent phone call with an NPS representative is what prompted this video. Here are a couple of hidden documents that he shared with me! Here you can see a list of National Parks.


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With the growing popularity of drones, there are many people wanting to fly pretty much everywhere. But there are some places that are off-limits to flying in. Make sure that you are flying in locations that you are permitted to!

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  1. Edgar Diaz on June 25, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Going on a road trip from Montana to Wyoming in August and hitting multiple national parks. Going to take the Mavic Mini and hope for the best. Only going to aim for vertical shots and 360 degree panarama as to try and me as inconspicuous as possible and keep my flight path as small and as close to me as possible…

  2. Garrick Boyd on June 25, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    What’s the title of the document that has a bad link?

  3. Luis Bartolo on June 25, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I get the safety part but let’s be honest they don’t want you to find Bigfoot or dogman or any other paranormal events

  4. Vinh Ha on June 25, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks Sir, my story here me and my family was in vacation at Parks and swimming at beautiful river… I get on be4ufly app and check, it’s ok 2fly… so I did take a lots of pics and vids…. on my Spark , it’s my first drone ever.. and I was very new on drone wold hobby,, lol…. so this is right here, while I watch your vids, and I download Airmap… now the problem here, I going back as same place, but Airmap was not let me fly …!!! So but be4ufly app was ok…??? So I talk with the Ranger officer he was telling it’s ok I can fly and have some video at our river…!!! …. so if i get caught by another Sherrif or so… what should I do…??? Airmap not ok, be4ufly app ok… ranger officer ok…??? Man it confuses me…???

  5. Christopher Stewart on June 25, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    What about the Forest service? I want to fly in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington this weekend and I am having trouble finding information on if they are ok with it. I did check and there’s no red outline that says I can’t fly there. Thank you for the help and making these videos!

  6. George Frrokaj on June 25, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    You might be one of the more responsible people to fly a drone, however, there are many irresponsible people who disregard the ecological environment to get good footage, because of these people it is illegal and shall remain rightfully so, fly responsibly.

  7. Sinue Medina on June 25, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I’m going to saquoia next week. I’m taking my drone wish me good luck!!

  8. Segeln Natur on June 25, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Please kids, grow up and take your toy to an appropriate drone park. Don’t disturb the peace, privacy and safety of others. Thanks

  9. Bob Smith on June 25, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    You may "operate" a drone. Discouraging is still irrelevant. The FAA controls airspace. NPS has no jurisdiction in airspace.

  10. Lena Dunne on June 25, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    HI Jay, I was looking to at getting a drone for my husband for his kayak and nature vacation. We fallowed a fews of your video but don’t seem to understand why that guy got a ticket when it not or your list of Nationnal Park fom the NPS website. Is any wildlife excursion off limit to drone?

  11. Legion of Weirdos - ADHD & more - Christopher Mast on June 25, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Interesting! I have flown in a "no-no area" for California and have a funny story about almost getting caught. I don’t think I’d try an actual National Park.

  12. Mon Valley truth on June 25, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    It’s actually pathetic that you can’t fly your drone in a park as long as you fly responsibility then it should not be a issue just another person that wanted to feel important an made it this way.

  13. Pern Amore on June 25, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    No flying your drones over state parks, but pls buy as many guns as you can.

  14. Heartfelt Productions on June 25, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Great video on flying drones in National Parks! I am a certified 107 drone pilot as well, videographer, and photographer, and vlogger. I definitely will be watching more videos on your page!

  15. Joe Smoothee on June 25, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    They not want you catch those ancient giants from book of enoch

  16. Katie Summerrow on June 25, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    hello! *Hypothetically* can you get fined/sent to jail by uploading a youtube video that has flying a drone in a national park? also, how often are people going to jail for videos posted online- or is it more often just the fine? thanks os much!! Cant find an answer to this online!!

  17. Jake M on June 25, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    In Acadia all of the lakes and ponds and ocean out to a certain distance are regulated by the state . Can’t speak for any other park

  18. omoussalli on June 25, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Excellent video

  19. Rick Sanchez on June 25, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    If I throw my phone or catapult it do I need a certificate? Because technically it would be flying xD

  20. NETWizzJbirk on June 25, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    homeless but a drone owner?

  21. Discipleship etc — Josh Hunt. on June 25, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    You  should start a petition to make it legal to fly over our national parks!

  22. Tom Power Vlogs on June 25, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Hey Jay how u doing ? Just one question I seen a video yesterday with Logan Paul an his crew where filming at Yosemite National Park an I seen some amazing footage from above multipal times from above how can they do it an we get in trouble for flying there ? It never showed who was flying there just the footage but someone was at the controls .Check out the amazing footage here the link

  23. level90 on June 25, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    They hiding BIG FOOT!

  24. LoneGRo on June 25, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Buying a drone isn’t even worth it now a days. We should boycott and get these laws fixed…

  25. folepi22 on June 25, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I see nothing in the second pdf that would allow flying. Did I miss something?

  26. YoErickTv on June 25, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Jay, I just bought a day pass for a national park here in Quebec, Canada and my plan was to go fly my drone there today. Thank God I saw your video cause…. Yeah, would have been a bad day. Thanks for sharing this info. Cheers!

  27. EXPLORTHEARTH on June 25, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    People disappear in National Parks soo yea why not fly drones in NPs we can catch some strange footage.

  28. Jeff on June 25, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Jay, great information.
    The San Gabriel Mountains have recently designated a national monument and are controlled by the forest service. I looked on every web site I can find on that area and can not find any drone restrictions for the San Gabriel Mountains, do you know of any?

  29. VeritasSuperarachnid on June 25, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    let’s all just avoid such places and then we can all be happy. there are plenty of videos to watch that the parks pay to have made. Keep It Simple!! Peace & Love

  30. Luis Alberto cortes on June 25, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    The Best JAY 🦅👍🏼

  31. Birdsinbikinis on June 25, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    My drone is my emotional support drone and does what it pleases.

  32. Mar S on June 25, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Post Malone

  33. Scott Heinz on June 25, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    This is totally ridiculous. No drones in National Parks. I was at Yellowstone not to long ago and a biker group was riding through the park. Way more noisy than any small drone. The FAA should have full jurisdiction over this. As a Part 107 certificate holder I operate responsibly. 107 certificate holders should be able to at least get a day permit or something. Our tax dollars pay for these parks.

  34. FITO Productions on June 25, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    nice conetent👍

  35. level90 on June 25, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    411 missing pll. Search!

  36. Bill Porter on June 25, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    It is interesting to note that the designation of "National Monument" existing both within the National Park Service and the USFS.   The National Monuments management by the NPS are subject to the drone ban while the national monuments managed by the USFS and not subject to the NPS/Department of Interior regulations.   Case in point, Mt Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument is part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and is managed the USFS/Department of Agriculture.   Of course that does not mean they want have their own local make it up as they go rules.

  37. Henk van der Molen on June 25, 2022 at 7:56 pm

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  39. Carl Meibergen on June 25, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Jay, as of today (Nov. 27 2018) the link for the ‘site designations’ is not active – I would be interested in reading more if you have an alternative link. Thanks for the video –

  40. Cora Yeakel on June 25, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Awesome video!

  41. I’M All IN on June 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    My question is , why national park not putting sign like : no drone activity . Is this really hard for them ? I was told by national park officer take it down your drone and this is your responsibility
    Not us to put sign !! So Rude !

  42. Roger Ford on June 25, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the useful information. I appreciate your tracking it down.

  43. TAPP Channel on June 25, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    can you fly over the park if you’ll take off and land outside of the park??

  44. Jake Gleim on June 25, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    God Bless you Jay and thank you for the informative video. Subscribed and looking forward to more of your videos.

  45. mike6foot5 on June 25, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Jay, I’ve watched a number of your videos and I LIKE them! 🙂 I’d like to get some tips from you on how you got started and set things up. I have questions like: 1) How did you start your YouTube site and upload your first video? 2) How did you set up your best location for lighting and sound? 3) What are you using for your video editing, adding text, etc.? 4) I’m sure there are many other things I’d like to know, but I’ll leave it at this for now. You could certainly add things you feel are important for someone just starting out. (By the way, what I want to start with is reading kids books and showing the pictures as I read. Any thoughts on that?)

  46. Khellendrose on June 25, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I think its ridiculous that parks are trying to ban drones. More often than not the drone is to high nothing can hear it.

    The way I see it, FAA has ultimate jurisdiction over what’s in the sky. And what’s worse, a drone flying into gorges, over cliffs etc or someone trying to perch on the edge of a cliff trying to get that selfie? Or tromping down into areas not safe when a drone is expendable and can do it while the person stays someplace safe.

  47. Fun Channel Yang on June 25, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    May as well return my drone, seems like i cant even fly anywhere, too many damn laws.

  48. MadScience Media on June 25, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thank’s for this info. subscribed. don’t see links though.

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