I Got Stopped by a Park Ranger While Flying My Drone (in a LEGAL fly zone!)
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Sure thing. Hey, it's KRUSER! Where I show you how to make professional drone videos. Today I'm
showing you when I got stopped by park ranger for fly my drone in a go fly zone.
Stick around to find out why. So what happened was me and my family were on a
vacation out in Central Oregon. What is that? Oh ****
What is that? Black Butte, if any of you have ever been out there. And we went to hike
Black Butte. As you see on the picture here it was a fly zone. No issues. No um. Nothing prevented me from flying there. And we climbed to the top and I was
gonna get some sweet footage. I'll show you that right now. *Indiscernible screaming* Pretty tight right? The part where I'm
flying by that fire tower there was a lady who was in that tower and she came
running out and she was like instantly she started yelling and screaming at me, "Get your drone down! Land that right now!" And we were all kinda like, "Whoa." Like what the heck.
Okay. Like obviously like immediately I flew it back landed it and I like put it away. And I'm looking up at this fire tower and she's just out there, binoculars and
everything like looking at me. And then she gets a camera and starts taking
pictures and I'm looking and she pulls out a walkie talkie and I'm just
thinking, "Oh, I'm in it now." Like, "I'm in for it." And so our whole family
like okay let's just get down the mountain like let's just forget about this and so
like from flying the drone landing it was probably up there only for
like two minutes total before she told me to land it.
And I didn't try to contest it. It's landed, it's put away. I put it back in the bag. So we're heading down the mountain
and half my family's ahead of me. We're starting to go around a bend
and then my mom's waiting there and she tells me, "Hey, I got a text from dad. There's a
park ranger waiting down at the parking lot who's waiting to talk to you." And I'm just thinking, "Oh great" Like, "Come on. You gotta be kidding me." Like, I didn't do anything wrong here ya know? And my mom's telling me, "Don't, don't cause
fights with him. Don't get at him. Don't get in his face." And of course I wouldn't do
I would never do that to law enforcement but we
head down the path and we see the law enforcement officer. We actually got I got a little bit of video of it. To kind of show you the conversation because I
figured whatever he was going to tell me it would be something important that I
could share with everyone on my channel of, you know, what I did wrong here in
this situation. So check out the clips. So it's cool to see that I did get
slammed with a heavy ticket or heavy fine. I was really worried about that and
essentially the message was don't fly a drone over camp sites or anywhere where
people are sleeping or living and as well federal buildings. Apparently that's what that lady was saying on top of the tower was you know
no flying near federal buildings. Tell me if I'm wrong in the comments below if
there's a regulation with FAA about not flying your federal
If there is I completely missed that but that fire tower was
a Federal Building so he said don't fly near that as well. Good to know in
the future! That was a mistake on my part for not knowing that. But essentially it turned out really good. The park ranger supports drones. They use them to help fight fires to look where they're at and catch them and so overall
it was a really good experience. Glad nothing bad happened but watch out in
the future in case your caught in the same situation as I am. And thanks for
watching. I hope you all really enjoyed this video. Make sure to subscribe to my
channel if you want to learn how to make professional drone videos.
And comment below if you've ever had a run-in with the law, with a park ranger of any level
of authority who's told you that you can't fly a drone. And let me know why. And as always thanks for watching..