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Nevada (Vegas) Trip
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I wanted to share my droning experience for my trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Besides taking some nice video/pics, I had two concrete droning goals:
1) Do nothing illegal
2) Not bother other vacationers

The second goal was relatively easy - just drone where there is nobody around. The first goal was significantly harder.
Places you cannot fly:
Near airports (of course)
  - There are lots of airports around Nevada - not just the big ones, but many smaller ones for air tours.
- Las Vegas itself is a no-fly zone do to it's major airport
National Parks
- Zion, Grand Canyon (Arizona), Lake Mead/Hoover Dam
State Parks
- Need special permission to fly in Nevada State Parks (this might be new)
- Valley of Fire is a State Park (and has a sign that says no droning at the entrance)
Military Bases
- There are airforce bases around these parts (one guide I was talking to said that F-16s have been deployed for people droning where they are not supposed to)

In order to not fly illegaly, I did a lot of research. I used http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/for-recreational-users/ quite a bit as well as UAV app, and B4UFLY app. In addition I visited forums here and wesites for many of my destinations.

In the end, was it worth bringing a drone (Mavic Air)? Yes.
Although I couldn't fly in many of the main attractions, I could fly near them - outside of their boundries - and other beautiful areas. The desert scenery and mountains are simply spectacular.

Colors are amazing:
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Selfie:
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Gorgeous area:
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A CW
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Amazing shots!     
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Hi there, nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
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Great shots
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Amazing pics, very nice landscape. Thanks for sharing
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The Gestapo ruined Lake Meade area when they turned it into a National ''Recreational Area'', installing Toll boths.    

Used to be a nice leisurely late night drive.  Especially when looking for hidden Submarine base.

Military Bases
  - There are airforce bases around these parts (one guide I was talking  to said that F-16s have been deployed for people droning where they are  not supposed to)


If guide is right, then talk about a BIG waste of money.  Send MP's in a 4x4, or send in a military drone.

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Where was last picture taken at?
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-10-30 07:16
Where was last picture taken at?

That was on the way up to Charleston Mountain.
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Smark Posted at 2018-10-30 07:24
That was on the way up to Charleston Mountain.

I was wondering if it was.  Been a long time since I made that drive.  
Remember seeing snow on Mt. Charleston in early June (late May) while burning up working down town at LVCC.  
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STRIDE8
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Great shots..
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B1houdini
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Awesome shots.
Looks similar to my backyard. Living in AZ.
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Beautiful pictures and nice tips!
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Nicely done - thanks again for sharing!
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Nice done. Thanks for sharing.
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Great shots thanks for sharing
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