With drones a hot Christmas gift, a Bay Area park district warns of restrictions
With many drones expected as Christmas gifts, a San Francisco Bay Area park district is reminding people that flying them on park property could ground the pilot with a hefty fine.
The Contra Costa Times reports Thursday that the East Bay Regional Park District is reminding the public that motorized, remote-controlled aircraft are not only illegal to fly over its parks, but could pose a danger to helicopters and planes and disturb wildlife and park visitors.
Even registered drones are banned at the regional parks. Citations for violating the drone ordinance cost about $300.
The Federal Aviation Administration this week began requiring drone owners to register with the agency before flying them outside.
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