They have arrived. For $500 you can fly a 4-prop remote flying vehcle. Add a couple hundred for a GoPro camera and you too, can join the party. A high quality remote will let you fly the thing a darn good instance away.
You’ll get about 10 minutes of flight. They have made their stealth appearance at Yosemite. Footage of climbers, above tree-tops, down the Merced and general aerial footage of the park are on the internet. It would be no problem to get on up to the top of Half Dome.
See for yourself in this YouTube
What about your wilderness experience? The park has banned them. They will be hard to catch, but I expect some decent fines.
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Drones are noisy with a high pitched whine. The noise can affect wildlife, especially nesting peregrine falcons on cliff walls.
What’s YOUR opinion?
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea. Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me. I want to fly like an eagle, ‘til I’m free. – Steve Miller Band
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com