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  1. Em&Syl 266 on November 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I think small places like this are missing out on a huge opportunity for high quality video. And free advertisement opportunities which could be good for there business.

  2. Richard F Jr on November 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    It’s Dumb, We paid lots of money to have them I think the FAA and everyone else needs to mind their own Bizness and STOP trying to tell us what we can and can’t do with our own Drones!!!

  3. Ted Talks Bass on November 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm
  4. drone juan 1. on November 28, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Super legal

  5. Keith Williams on November 28, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Unfortunately if you were making money from your YouTube channel you’re uploading of this video may not be legal. In order to be in recreational drone pilot you may not make money from the use of your drone.If I were you I would invest in a 107

  6. Big eye Tuna on November 28, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Can’t you find a field, your siting on a park bench with people including little kids all over the place, either your and idiot with no common sense or your an idiot trying to make a point with no common sense 🍀

  7. Sean Pamer on November 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Video looks good and safe. I would have asked the Ranger for the code or law he was referring to that would provide me with backup for educating myself and my fellow pilots, as the research showed no such evidence.

  8. Dr. Ronald Clark on November 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    CA needs to be revamped.

  9. Big eye Tuna on November 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Sir if you really have no idea why I’m saying this do me a favor and guess, why is it I’m calling you an idiot? Please answer?

  10. ae4xo on November 28, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Its illegal in California to have fun, enjoy yourself, make friends , or do anything that can give you happiness

  11. Pat Edwards on November 28, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    I’m sorry, but the American government is in no position to tell a hobbyist when they can or can not fly their ‘drone’. It is complete hypocrisy when numerous death have been caused by military ‘drones’. You have my permission to fly your Phantom 3 where ever you like as you are a decent, good willed human being.

  12. Johnson i Bass on November 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Take the law out of the questions. But still going to use some leagal guide lines. So this is just me. If the quadcopter weight is heaver than a stick of butter. I won’t fly it in a residential area. Or over any person. In state parks and other safe flight area’s if 12 or more people should be there all flights are off. Easy to be safe if you’re willing to police your self. Now micro quads I’ll fly any where any time they are not capable of doing damage or causing injury. it’s better to be safe then sorry. God bless.

  13. Alliance Studio on November 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Parks rangers and officials who want to ban drones aren’t thinking this through. How many people have been killed by drones in parks in the U.S. None. However, how many people drown each year in parks or die in boating accidents. Hundreds. Yet there is no move to ban swimming and boating in parks. Or how many forest fires are started each year by people being reckless with a campfire. Yet, camp fires are still legal. Parks don’t ban swimming, boating or campfires because of a few people being reckless. So why the over reaction with drones?

  14. MyDigitalParadise on November 28, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    My issue is not a legal one.  It is safety.  Flying over people is just not a good idea, the equipment is not that reliable.  This is as a drone pilot with 4 drones.  Those of us that have been flying for decades without these issues have done so following a voluntary set of rules that have served us very well.  The FAA never got involved with us until suddenly everyone had a drone and was flying it around people and residential neighborhoods.  There is also now the privacy concerns although most of those don’t stand up in court.  If you do it outside you have little right to privacy is the general rulings that I have read.  Fly safe it is a great hobby.

  15. BIG DRONE FLYER77 R/C on November 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Was going to fly over there, I live in Davis. I would do the same thing.

  16. TheDarkstar826 on November 28, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    You need to update this video. You don’t need register your drone. Why? On FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
    SEC. 336. SPECIAL RULE FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT.

    It say "administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration(faa) may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft, or an aircraft being developed as a model aircraft." This is for hobby or recreational
    use only. When it comes to commercial stuff. You have to register it. They passed this law in 2012. If I was you . Get your money back. I did. That’s consider stealing and lying to people. The FAA is just a agency. They can’t make laws.

    The only time you need to register is when you are doing FPV(analog signal) or commercial stuff(getting pay). That’s all you need to know. Also, When comes to state park, state forest or anything with state on it. You’re not allow to fly inside of it. Its doesn’t matter if the state ranger say is ok. It’s the law. Beside that, you still have to follow the airspace rules tho.

  17. Big eye Tuna on November 28, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Okay, let’s start with the obvious, you are sitting on a table that is for people to picnic on and you have little to no real experience flying a very powerful drone with people ( including your own kids ) walking all around you, if you lost control over that drone it could easily seriously injure or in the case of a small child kill them, you sir are an embarrassment to all experienced flyers and you are a danger to your own family, and now you sit there as pompous as can be “ why do you say that “ because it is true!!!!

  18. jackson kamala on November 28, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    thanks but i like to get drone if you help i will happy this is my gmail jacksonkamala816@gmail.com

  19. Nash Metropolitan on November 28, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Keep in mind that part of Old Town Sacramento is State owned and the other part is City owned.   It looks like where you were flying from is the Sate owned part, and you would need to follow the state guide lines for flying in a park.  If you were taking off and landing from the city owned area you would follow the City of Sacramento Drone ordinance.

  20. scottcov56 on November 28, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I’ve been an RC pilot for 30+ years, flying competition pattern planes most of this time. So, I got a drone for Christmas from my kids. Nice of them. Now, looking into this – which I have never thought of before,  it seems there are many limitations to flying a drone. I knew about the airports and state parks, but was not aware of the many  other places you can’t fly. I’m in Colorado now and see I can fly from my favorite lake, while kayaking and fishing. Outside this, the RC field where I fly would be OK, and I have the UAV license we were all required to purchase ($5) some months ago, then it was rescinded, then enforced again! I’m wondering if it’s really worth it to fly a drone? I may end up sending mine back for a credit and get something else! Too bad. Thanks for the information.

  21. YoSoyPollo xd on November 28, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    It’s illegal to fly a drone?

  22. Claude Taylor on November 28, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Here the state of Wisconsin you not allowed to fly drone in state park I went to the Wisconsin state park on line

  23. zrex808 on November 28, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Just had a drone collide with a helo at Na Pali coast on Kauai which happens to be a state park in Hawaii.  Drone flights are NOT legal in state parks here and the owner has not come forward to claim responsibility.  These are the incidents by the few that affects the whole.  Glad no crash or injuries or worse.

  24. John Doyle on November 28, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I cannot comment on US law, but in UK possibly not legal, too close to buildings, too close to people not under your control, flying over congested area,and the catch all "Reckless flying", not saying you were reckless, but the UK law may deem flying so close to a highway as reckless. Not trying to be critical, but you asked for comments, and UK/US legal systems very different.
    However in UK, you would be very unlikely to have the cops after you, unless close to a prison,power station, football stadium etc.

  25. John C Gibson on November 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Dive bomb and run before the police come. That is the strategy now.

  26. Red Blue40RC on November 28, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    just go fly at a sanctioned AMA flying field(PURCHASE YOUR AMA INSURANCE)…and stay away from ppl and parks and airports…thats where your suppose to be when you fly and besides if it hit someone, house, other properties on that sanctioned field, the AMA insurance will cover it…other than that, IF YOU HIT SOMEONE OR PROPERTY OUTSIDE THOSE BOUNDARIES?, you couldnt afford the fines or jail time or lawsuit….its to best find a local AMA flying field and go there….unless you live in the open country where neighbors are like a mile apart or further…but in city limits or suburbs, no flying in public places or airports!…ITS MOSTLY COMMON SENSE BECAUSE RC TOYS HAVE BEEN VERY WELL KNOWN TO GET SCATTERED BRAIN AND JUST TAKE OFF AND FLY WHEREVER THEY ARE DIRECTED UNTILL IT CRASHES OR HITS SOMETHING…..justa reminder

  27. Big eye Tuna on November 28, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Okay, so your an idiot with no common sense

  28. Gerald's Videos on November 28, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    ‘WE’ sUAS/’drone’/RC operators are considered persona non grata.
    *The future* Immaterial of FAA regs, you registering it, using B4UFLY, being competent/conscientious, there’ll be NO DRONES signs everywhere. Now you’ve a $$$ paperweight and, oh yeah, you’re in a government database as an aircraft owner/operator with a glorified toy that’s traceable to YOU. Swell.

  29. Buenavene on November 28, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    According to their website state parks, state recreational parks, state beaches are legal to fly your drone. Wilderness state parks, historic state parks and cultural preserve are illegal for flying drones.

    https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29229

  30. J D Photography19 on November 28, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Cool bidep

  31. basspig on November 28, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    That torn flag is a nice metaphor for the state of American individual rights. America has become such a totalitarian state that I decided to move to Japan. I’m tired of the taxes, being hassled in my own home, and the inability to take a photograph in public. Japan is such a delightful departure from that crap.

  32. blastman8888 on November 28, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I know this video is 2 years old but most police just say it’s not allowed even if it was allowed they don’t want the hassle it brings with people who are not responsible with them.

  33. Afterburner on November 28, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Based on what I’ve been able to gather, the state (and yes, the national) park system is extremely hostile to quad owners and it’s best to take your money, patronage and time to remote locations where flights won’t be a problem. The California news media, politicians and government agencies are pretty much dead set to fight drones and their owners tooth and nail and it isn’t worth it to invite problems. Just look at the state news coverage about UAVs and it’s 90 percent anti-drone in coverage and often never consults the UAV pilots to get a balanced perspective from that community. I’ve pretty much written off California anyway since it’s laws are increasingly draconian and representative of only a singular viewpoint with no room for other points of view to be considered. My recommendation is to fly in Nevada or Arizona where there is still some measure of liberty left for people who wish to pursue their hobby of UAV flight. Those states DO value your dollars and WANT your patronage. Go where you are welcome.

  34. Jay Kay on November 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve flown in several state parks and my mavic always let’s me know that I’m in a geological area or in a class D airspace. It makes me sign or check off a waiver that says I am responsible for my actions. I’ve noticed that if I stay below a 100 foot or less ceiling, I seem to be ok. I also pre-plan the shots I want, I get them, and then I land and pack up. I don’t fly or attract attention. I’ve noticed that when I grab attention from a civilian, they tend to ask questions while I’m flying. I don’t want to be rude and tell them that I’m flying and need to focus for safety reasons, but that’s what I’ve had to do a few times. I look for launch areas away from civilians and fly into the area I want to get the shots. It’s worked so far. It also helps having small drones in highly populated areas, and the larger drones for non populated areas.

  35. Carl Andrews on November 28, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I would have asked the officer to cite the statute very politely

  36. Kev Mac Videos on November 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I believe they should have been more worried about flying a torn flag than your drone!

  37. Wayne Parke on November 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Oh the irony. A crazed, whacked out, government loving leftist having his freedom shat upon capriciously by another power hungry beaurocrat. And then complaining about it.

  38. Anthony wopaness on November 28, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    I’m not sure I understand why so many are freaking out over drones, from what I have researched there are lots of stories with lots of headlines but no FAA report that confirms the fault of a drone was responsible as per the news story. we have become a country of paranoia yes a drone might take down a 747 airliner (doubtful though) but any half brained fool wouldn’t take that risk.

  39. Titus Davis on November 28, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    In 2017 I was helping a video production company shoot some video for a documentary about the railroads. I was not able to get permission to fly over the railroad museums in either Jamestown or Old Sacramento because they were in State Parks. I actually talked to the head ranger on duty at the one in Jamestown. The answer was basically if we let you fly everyone will want to and it will become a safety issue. I was also told that private land owners near the good spots to view the historic trains had registered their property as no fly zones. In California there can be privacy concerns with aircraft or people with cameras loitering around private property.

    In California if you knowingly enter the airspace over private property without permission with the intention of taking photos or video, you are guilty of invading someone’s privacy. There are some exceptions, but in general if you have people or property in your footage you need to have permission from the people and the owners of the property to use that footage. This can add a significant amount of time to setup a video shoot.

    I hesitate to go down a mile long driveway with signs saying the first shot will be at chest level, and the second shot will be at head level. You really don’t want to agitate any of these people as the quality of the experience will degrade exponentially in a short period of time.

  40. Constantine Blayz on November 28, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Photography is not a crime and using a drone for B roll, background pictures or videos is protected and the FAA rules say as much. The FAA cannot make laws but only guidelines that should be followed as long as they are based on reality and not some arbitrary possible situation that may happen.

  41. Quadcopter 101 on November 28, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    It’s fine to fly in most CA state parks unless posted https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29229
    But a problem with many drone pilots is an apparent lack of simple common sense. Wherever you fly, always imagine what might happen if your drone suddenly lost power at that location and dropped to the ground, and fly accordingly (i.e. change your flight route or not fly there). Also, if you notice any other aircraft/helos in the sky near you, land immediately until they’re gone. And another good rule of thumb is don’t fly near or over people. Doing such should help keep you out of trouble in most instances.

  42. Alexandre Takamatsu on November 28, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    People are afraid of what they do not know. Also, each time more people try to have say and act on things they do not know anything, or more dangerously, when do know little about it. This is a recipe for freedom restriction.

  43. Joel Justin Productions on November 28, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve run across authorities that simply don’t like drones and have preached inaccurate laws to me before my flight, and I’ve run into authorities that are fascinated by them and want to learn more from me wishing their department would invest in them for surveillance purposes. Its’ always best to comply whether they are right or wrong. I have heard stories of confiscation of a pilot’s drone, which is just wrong, but again the circumstances could have been tainted. Fly, but stay out of my path I say! http://www.JoelJustinProductions.com

  44. Hotwire on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    What is it with this obsession authorities have with drones. How many people die each year from cars, horses, falling branches, bees , marbles, playing football and other sports? The list is huge but no one to date has died from a drone, out of 7+ Billion people. Drones would have to be one of the most benign technologies on the planet. Sure an Ehang 184 could be dangerous but it’s not a DJI Phantom or even a UAV.
    I see people braking the rules every day and no one blinks but pull out a DJI Spark or Phantom or what ever and evryone is on to you. It’s so phobic it’s embarrassing to live in the 21st century. It seems every generation has its phobias, once it was gay people now its drones..

  45. Claude Taylor on November 28, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    So are you able fly in state park in California

  46. codeagent47 on November 28, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I do have to say that you cooperated peacefully with the officials, and I salute you! Some people would make a fuss about it.

  47. James Kaelin on November 28, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Any State or Federal Park may prohibit you from Landing or Taking off from said Park! They DO NOT OWN THE AIR ABOVE THE PROPERTY!! With that said some one show me Where a Recreational Pilot can’t do that!…..BTW There is Case Law on this subject in favor of Drones….

  48. Xavier Martínez on November 28, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    DATE AUGUST 4TH- 2018. I live redwood city and having a drone in the bay area is pretty much useless. most cities have banned drones, national parks and some state parks also don’t allow the use of the it. I will have to return it.

  49. Crimson Sea on November 28, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Of course safety first, everyone can respect that. But many policymakers are just $$$grabers, have drone industry make large donations to these bloodsuckers and all the excessive regulations will vanish.

  50. drone juan 1. on November 28, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I love drone and thet make the rules whit aout reason

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