It's Getting Harder To Fly Drones Anywhere in Southern California Anymore 😡

It's Getting Harder To Fly Drones Anywhere in Southern California Anymore 😡

I spent the day with Jon and we could not find anywhere to fly a drone around SoCal. The rules are getting more strict and it’s getting harder to fly.

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50 Comments

  1. SOURCE on January 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    You guys are weak af! I can pretty much fly anywhere there’s open space in SC.

  2. don airy on January 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    I live on the outer edge of no fly zone and I can’t get air born, keeps saying cannot take off. Is there a fix or I’m I f$&ked…. $12000 and I’m pissed

  3. DORAMON on January 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    It’s getting so strict!
    Regulation has come to Japan, but we can still fly outside urban areas!

  4. Eric Rosenwald on January 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    This is in reference to California drone laws:
    I thought that the FAA had domain over airspace law – I didn’t know that the state of California can enforce airspace restrictions. Am I missing something? I’m used to Arizona, where legislators knew that first amendment protections extend to photographing anyone and anything that is outside. There’s simply no presumption of privacy, especially from the air, when you’re outside. 

    My guess is that all it will take is a challenge to the California law, and it’ll work its way up the court system… And will be struck down. Federal law and the courts clear on this. It may take years, but I don’t see how it can last. The Supremacy Clause will tip the scales, in the end.

     "Civil Code 1708.8.
    (a) An individual is fully liable for any physical invasion of privacy if/when they knowingly enter owned land or airspace that is above another individual without permission or permit and has committed a trespass for the purpose of capturing any type of sound recording, physical impression, or visual image of another engaging in family, personal, or private activity and deemed offensive to the plaintiff."

  5. Ray Roxas on January 8, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    😳very shaky

  6. Feri K. - Aerodron on January 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Very beautiful my friend! Nice job! 👍 Thumbs up! Have a great week

  7. Kaz Bleasdale on January 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Great video, in saskatchewan we are also struggling with the laws on drones.

  8. James McManus on January 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Here’s the trick: Whenever you fly your drone, you should do it while paragliding with a propeller strapped to your back. Then nobody notices the drone.

  9. Miami Eyes ME on January 8, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Typical in states like California and New York

  10. Humanity Films on January 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    This is also why I didn’t not hesitate to get one, I knew this was going to come to an end soon

  11. Trip Astute on January 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    We are based in Los Angeles, and totally agree that it’s tough to find places to fly in Southern California. We just got a Spark, and have only flown it a few times at the Rose Bowl. Lot H seems to be safe zone for drones (as long as there isn’t an event in the venue).

  12. Noel Dean on January 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I’m a drone rookie also bought my first drone last week. So far no problem me for in Colorado. I even registered my drone Faa.gov even the spark doesn’t have too. Just to be safe in case. I’m glad trump said he will deregulate a lot of the drone laws.

  13. Ana Venancio Araujo on January 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Why do people have all this problems with drones?

  14. Demetrio Constantino on January 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    That’s ridiculous

  15. Chris Bareng on January 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    you can fly anywhere that doesnt have a no fly zone in the UAV FAA rules, just because people and parks post no drones, doesnt mean you cant fly. they dont own the air to enfore it, only the FAA can do that, just make sure your legal and have your proper paper work

  16. Eirelav Rekcut on January 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    I agree. Why because there are some many ignorant drone pilots. I find that over 70% of the drone pilots particularly recreational users have no or very little clue regarding the rules which in turn is making it more difficult for responsible pilots. If it were up to me, all should take and pass some type of certification. Commercial pilots must past the part 107 and there should be something similar for recreational pilots. There so much information out there, free Youtube videos like this one and even mobile apps to like UAS107 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uas107.openrobotix.labs&hl=en) or Drone Pilot (UAS) Test Prep (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dauntless.gs.faa.rdp&hl=en). That being said, know the rules where you are before you fly.

  17. Erich Cervantez on January 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Interesting read. Basically No One Is Getting Fined for Flying Drones Without a License: https://gizmodo.com/basically-no-one-is-getting-fined-for-flying-drones-wit-1822866519

  18. TheHelicapt on January 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    I live in SoCal next to a marine base and have no issues.

  19. Flaneur Films on January 8, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    I’m going to fly where ever I’m at as long as geofencing doesn’t prevent it.

  20. zorro fox on January 8, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    You can fly Ny. You can’t fly in the city of New York . Queen, Port Washington Manhasset. Just no flying near airports

  21. Mark Mark on January 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    It’s getting like that everywhere now

  22. Humanity Films on January 8, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Lets keep it a buck 93% of the drone footage on YouTube was obtained illegally

  23. Jonathan Morley on January 8, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations, you are the proud new owner of a DJI Paperweight. This legislative B.S. is getting out of hand. The decision makers who come up with these restrictive drone laws are too lazy to actually put any real thought or consideration into it.

  24. Ox Sixty One on January 8, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    If I got RC, can I fly it?

  25. foxman362 on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    you can fly indoors in southern california…….

  26. Bobby E. on January 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    That’s why ppl are not registering their drones no more. I mean for all the drone pilots just behave and drone safely so you won’t ruin it for the rest of us.

  27. Stephane Couture on January 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Yes I have been flying drones in LA mainly for photography and this for almost 3 years now, I find it so sad with all the bans happening everywhere. At least I plan all my trips toward being able to fly and even this is getting harder as well, it might be the end of era unfortunately. Too bad the shots you get with those drones are just amazing. This is a link to my work if you car to check it out.

    http://www.stephanecouture.com/fromabove

    Cheers.

  28. NatAli Baby on January 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Same here in NYC! There’s even signs now that reads "No drones allowed"…Our drone actually doesn’t even turn on at "no fly zone" areas but our friend who has a different make is able to turn his on.

  29. Dean 1970 on January 8, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Get use to it, RC planes cant fly where ever they want, they have designated areas for them to fly

  30. Hardwarejunky on January 8, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    <– Commercial Drone Pilot. There is a common misunderstanding regarding these "No Drone" signs. Here is what you need to know. Any public or private space can regulate their grounds. Meaning you can fly over the location as long it is not a NFZ , but you can’t take off or land from these locations if a municipal code is protecting the location. There should be civil codes listed with the posted signs and if you violate these codes you can be detained, arrested, fined and your equipment can be confiscated, or all of the above. You have to check you local municipal codes. Almost all major cities now have municipal codes regarding drone use. Always read and respect the signs if you don’t want any trouble. You can always move to a nearby location and still fly over your desired location as long as it is in the line of site.

    A good example would be a beach where there are "No Drone" signs posted. You could go out on a boat and film from the ocean and fly over the beach as long as it’s not too crowded, and not a NFZ. Most city municipal codes state that you can’t come within 50ft of any persons at any time unless they are a part of your crew. This applies to all drone usage including hobbyist. For this reason, all crowded places are off limits.

    You really have to check your municipal codes because most people are violating them without knowledge, and the fines and penalties are steep and you could lose your drone on top of the fines.

    Odds are you will be fine in most places where there are not a lot of people, but if someone decided to call the police and they see you violating any of these codes they can act on them.

  31. Commercial Drones Dispatch on January 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Lol too many you tube vloggers not knowing what the heck they are doing

  32. Here Be Barr on January 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Great flying with you Jeven ! Can’t wait to fly in Hawaii . Hope you visit .

  33. wattage2007 on January 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Yep, people are dicks. Too many people just like to put a stop to fun. No reason whatsoever, just mean-spirited tossers.

  34. Ron Thompson on January 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Desserts ,every where in southern ca. Fly there, also you could ask your local,cops too.if there is a will there’s a way right.? I live closed to a small airport but its a mile or two away

  35. jetto black on January 8, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I live near DC so I feel your pain. Are these local ordinances (like actual laws) or rules specific to each facility or what? I thought only the FAA could regulate airspace, unless Diane Feinstein gets her way then drone laws will end up like gun laws where everything is illegal in CA. I wanted to get a Mavic but I’m worried my $1k purchase will end up gathering dust on a shelf.

  36. Rodger Terrey on January 8, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Actually the park ranger or managers can’t tell you not to fly your drone on Park grounds unless it’s posted on Park grounds !!! They have no control over the air space over the park , only FAA can tell you Not to fly over the park !!! You can Go outside the park boundaries & fly back over the park leagly !! Of course you don’t want to fly over people … I have read this on the internet about flying over parks . Of course you can’t fly in Federally controlled park Grand canyon , & the likes . Good luck

  37. J & J True Outdoor Adventures on January 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    That really sucks!!!! What is so evil about flying a drone!! I just got a drone and so far I haven’t had an issue, but I live in WV and as far as I know the only regulations I find about drone flying is in our DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) where they have regulated that it is illegal to pursue game with a drone. Other than that, I haven’t seen anything else around here.

  38. Robert Russell on January 8, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I fly in southern California all the time and I’m finding that a lot of the it may be legal to fly but the person you ask just says no without checking or they don’t like drones themselves and just say no. Beaches and state parks can have drone issues along with a few cityscapes but not as many as you may think

  39. D Fishh Life on January 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    I just returned my autel evo because of not being able to fly unless you go to designated areas.

  40. Karl Berlin on January 8, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    California sucks fucking dick

  41. Black Birdie Golf on January 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    bro, I almost lost my drone at a golf course. What is electromagnetic interference? It was saying that when my drone was in the air and the joysticks wouldn’t work.

  42. Karl Bastian on January 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Yes! I just tried to fly in Southern California last week, and my drone would go up and down but my spark was disabled from any forward or backward movement, turned out I was in a Class C area, in other areas you’re able to "fly with caution" down low, but there they somehow disabled the drone.

  43. Antonio Nascimento on January 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    lindo vídeo

  44. Adapt FPV on January 8, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    What makes you think you cant fly?

  45. Scott H on January 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    I live in San Diego and there are a lot of places to fly. If you look at the sectional chart you will realize that it is very legal to fly in a lot of places and even more with approval. They are very accommodating with approvals. I fly professionally do not have an issue. Just to prove a point I requested approval from San Diego International in several areas and their response was "You don’t need approval" and I was only 6.2 miles from that airport

  46. ENP 81 on January 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    dude with you go to the wedge newport beach or Laguna beach you will see more drone in the sky then birds in front of the cops

  47. Slick Six on January 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    I get the same in the UK and to be honest i don’t think i can stay polite anymore.
    What is it with humans that feel like they have to moan grrrrrrr😠
    Just mind your own business is what i really want to say👍

  48. Apollo Thirteen on January 8, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    This Vlog sucked

  49. wwwcomthis on January 8, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    No one should be able to supersede FAA. They gave us 0-400 ft. It will come down to a law suit with all these places that are banning them.

  50. JayCarl on January 8, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    I follow FAA regulation only and fly my drone anywhere I damn well please.

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