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Old 07-04-2019, 11:03 PM   #1
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Today we hiked up to the top of Diamond Head State Monument in Hawaii. As we began our climb, and as we approached the top there are several signs indicating "No Drones Allowed" and a park employee was warning drone operators it was just to windy and way too many people crammed into a very tight area to safely operate a drone.

Guess what? There were three drones buzzing like a chain saws all around us and the park employee was calling for reinforcements as she just couldn't keep up with the violators.

My Questions is why would someone operate one of those things where people were jammed like sardines up on top of that volcanic cone? And why would people climb up onto the 10 x 10 foot roof at the very top of the observation platform where there they had to climb right past a sign indicating not to? Are these pictures they are taking worth the risk to themselves and others????
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Some folks just think the rules don't apply to them. They are just too special. They should be given a heavy fine and the drones confiscated, and be banned from using the federal parks.
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Some folks just think the rules don't apply to them. They are just too special. They should be given a heavy fine and the drones confiscated, and be banned from using the federal parks.
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I see more and more of the thinking "me first, me only" in this country. That mindset seems to be getting worst and worst.
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Koko head is a nice climb, less people harder climb.
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People climbing over barriers/hanging out of cliff edges/climbing top of precariously perched boulders----all for a 'selfie' ----and FALLING
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Some folks just think the rules don't apply to them. They are just too special. They should be given a heavy fine and the drones confiscated, and be banned from using the federal parks.
The fine for operating a drone in a federal park is up to $5000, confiscation of the drone and 6 months in the county jail. Problem is it has to be enforced.
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Go drone hunting (Drone Hunter/Fortem Tech.).
Do it in front of several others and word will get around the "enthusiast" community.

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That may seem harsh but do what you want... in your own yard.
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I own a Drone. By law they must be registered with the FAA with a number attached to the drone. We always check online maps for no fly zones before flying. Batteries are good for about 15 min (we have 2). Some of the videos and stills you can take are stunning and from vantage points you could not get any other way. They do buzz when close, but once you get some altitude you hardly hear them (nothing compares to a diesel pusher). It is unlawful to shoot at a drone. If someone is flying a drone illegally, you should notify the authorities, as mentioned there are hefty fines, confiscation, and even jail time. Most drone owner follow the law, but just as with some RV owners, some do not.
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drones and skeet, both hard to field dress and neither taste like chicken
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We have hosted at state parks and National Wildlife Refuges. Most of the people are pretty good, but you get the few that think the rules could not possible apply to them. They drive or walk into restricted areas, they throe trash, they bother the wildlife, they fly drones, they leave the bathrooms in a mess, they leave the campsite in a mess.

There are not enough law enforcement rangers to adequately enforce the laws. The other problem is they want everyone to have a great time in the park and not to call and complain to the home office, so they look the other way too often.

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Yeah... But think of the pics you would have.
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