The drones are back at the National Parks – This time Yellowstone.

We’ve talked about drones invading the earth. They come from a galaxy far, far aw—-no, that’s the droids.  Anyway, we hashed out what this new toy is doing to the parks. Four propellers, a small camera and a remote control are all you need to annoy people.

Last summer, the Director of the NPS declared that drones were not allowed in National Parks. Early on a few were caught, but things did seem to quiet down.

Bison at Yellowstone

Bison get real pissed when buzzed

Now the other “Y” park – Yellowstone – has caught a guy zipping over the famous Midway Geyser Basin. This can really irritate the Bison.  This man from Oregon was fined $1,000 for an August flight.

Then a man from Holland was fined $3,000 for crashing a drone into Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic last August. The craft sunk into the spring.

In Sept, a German plopped a drone into Lake Yellowstone. He got a $1,600 fine.

Now December and Merry Christmas!  Yes, drones were one of the most bought gifts. For anywhere from $60 to $6,000, Joe Sixpack can become a test pilot and fly his drone. You can even get one at Best Buy…..charge it up and scream like a Banshee.

Just like the bozos who are shining green powerful lasers at aircraft, they will be out soon trying to get their toy ingested into a turbojet engine.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I’m leavin’ on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh babe, I hate to go.” – John Denver

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch –

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About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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