City of Raleigh Mulls Significant UAV Ban in Parks

The City of Raleigh, N.C., is considering new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) rules that would drastically limit recreational operations in public parks.

In a recent draft policy, the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR) said although it recognizes hobbyist drone flying as a “popular recreational activity,” it has “evaluated properties within the park system to determine which may be conducive to UAV flying” and declared that drone operations “would not be a compatible use for areas classified as ‘nature preserves,’ ‘nature parks’ or ‘wetland centers’ or appropriate for lakes wholly owned, managed or leased by the City of Raleigh or PRCR” …

Unmanned Aerial | July 17, 2017

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