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RonnieBeckett
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Making Flying is certain places a criminal offense.

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/t ... 481F.pdf#navpanes=0

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Not sure I would want to shoot any of those things unless someone was paying me anyways. The dams kinds suck cause those would be cool to shoot. I am sure this will no be the end of all this. More to come.
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Seems you are okay to fly over these structures if you are OVER 400ft
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markjacobs.talk Posted at 2015-6-6 02:58
Seems you are okay to fly over these structures if you are OVER 400ft

It's an interesting question as to whether they can make it illegal to fly over, even at a lower altitude.  Since UAS have been deemed to be "aircraft" within the meaning of federal law, it places them outside state law jurisdiction except in terms of where they may take off and land.  Or if they're being used to spy or commit other activity that would be illegal if done in some other way, such as with a ground-based camera using a telephoto lens.  So they can absolutely criminalize flying into and LANDING INSIDE a secured compound, or making contact with anything or anyone there.  But flying over, especially fully above any enclosing fences, may be outside the reach of state law.  It will take some court cases to determine this (and I sure wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of one).
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PeteGould Posted at 2015-6-6 03:26
It's an interesting question as to whether they can make it illegal to fly over, even at a lower al ...

So would that fall similar to how you can fly over a National/State(not sure which one) legally but you can't land or take off in one?
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Personally Im not objected to a law platform like this. Who needs to be flying around power plants, jails, dams, etc.  yeah the no damns will suck as they are cool to film, but too many stupid people out there to cause problems for the rest of us.
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Can totally understand banning flights over prisons.  What a great way to get contraband in!  
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jimhare Posted at 2015-6-6 05:39
Can totally understand banning flights over prisons.  What a great way to get contraband in!

Not exactly the quietest way to get it in there.  
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PureSQNut Posted at 2015-6-6 06:13
Not exactly the quietest way to get it in there.

Heh, fly 200 feet up at 30MPH they won't even know you're there!   

Attach a remote servo to release the parachute and voila!   
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jimhare Posted at 2015-6-6 07:28
Heh, fly 200 feet up at 30MPH they won't even know you're there!   

Attach a remote servo to rele ...

And I regress.  
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Ever see Dam Nation? 2 guys in kayaks got in trouble for filming near a dam while kayaking on the river. I think they're logic is about terrorism.
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I bet if you check a VFR chart, you will see the airspace around prisons is restricted. In Canada 3nm around a prison is a Class F-Restricted control zone. No fly zone for any aircraft at any altitude. However, the bad guys are not really up for obeying flight regs, so there have been attempts at dropping drugs here.
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RonnieBeckett Posted at 2015-6-6 04:29
So would that fall similar to how you can fly over a National/State(not sure which one) legally bu ...

Same theory.  The National Park Service controls the parkland, but not the airspace.

With that said, I am not encouraging anyone to act like an idiot.  The fact that something may not technically be a valid law doesn't mean we should all flout it.  Clearly there is no good reason to do practically any of the prohibited activities, especially when you can request permission to do the ones that might actually make sense.
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