Flying drones is certainly fun, but it can be tough to do legally. Some of the best places you might want to fly your drone are at National Parks or in restricted airspace, which means your drone flight is a no-go.
Every new place you fly your drone comes with the concern of “can I legally fly my drone here?” coupled with concerns of whether you can safely do it, whether there will be tons of objects or people nearby to distract from your flying, and whether it’s even a pleasurable place to fly and get great photos.
The team at UAV Coach put together a handy, inspiring guide to amazing places to fly your drone in over 25 of the most populated cities across the U.S. Each city has 3-5 recommended spots that are great for flying in. Plus, each city’s page comes with airspace maps and information about local regulations, to ensure you have a seamless flying experienece.
Here are some of my personal favorite spots from UAV Coach’s “Where To Fly Your Drone” guide:
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Just some test footage I shot on the @yuneecapv #TyphoonH at one of my favorite places in San Francisco, The Ferry Building! Video unedited and unretouched to show video directly from camera. See a review of the Typhoon on my blog TheDroneGirl.com . . . . . #sanfrancisco #ferrybuilding #bluesky #sf #explore #baybridge #drone #dronesaregood #dronesetc #dronestagram #dronegirl #ameliadronehart #howsfseessf
In my current home of San Francisco, Calif: Sue Bierman Park
Sue Bierman Park is located across the street from the historic San Francisco Ferry Building, so you can get incredible water views, while architecture lovers can get a bird’s-eye view of the iconic building.
Near where I first learned to fly drones outside of St Louis, Missouri: Forest Park
Of course, UAV Coach does not claim that their links are exhaustive, and says the links are simply meant to provide direction. Laws can change at any time, so always adhere to the latest rules. If necessary, you should always consult an aviation attorney, or at least perform additional research on your intended drone use and chosen airspace.