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marikello
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Hey guys. Going to NYC for holidays in March. I know still have time,but I do some planning already. So question, maybe someone will know for sure, is it allowed to fly spark in there? Or better just leave it home
2017-12-4
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Sidd Finch
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Looks like it is not allowed. NYC is/was suing Casey Neistat for flying his drone there without a permit. If you do fly there be careful where you post the video so you do not get cracked.
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VicGenesis
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I think Neistat was getting sued because he's flying his drones for commercial purposes. If you're doing it recreationally I think you can. Just depends on where you're at. Having said that, there aren't too many  places in NYC wheee there aren't a ton of people where you can also keep line of sight. FAA might frown on it haha. Not sure if Central Park would be an options, but there are a lot of open spaces there.
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Bing Err
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New York City specifically has a number of Model Aircraft Fields that are legal to fly in. Other than the areas listed below, you are not allowed to fly a drone anywhere else in the city:


Calvert Vaux
Marine Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Forest Park
La Tourette Park (Greenbelt)

https://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-laws-in-new-york/
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krisp-spark
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I can't say for sure, but I would say that NYC is a no-fly zone.
In Sydney, for example, you can't fly a drone in the CBD or Harbour sector, under, close to or over the Harbour Bridge. This is a controlled area and you are not allowed to fly there without clearance. If you do and get caught, you are in big trouble (up to $9000 fines). There are few videos on YT with footage of (illegal) Sydney Harbour and I would definitely like to have some footage like that too, but it's just not worth the risk.
You can obtain a permit & clearance from Air Traffic Control to fly there, but you need to have a commercial licence in order to do so.
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krisp-spark
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Australia
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And if you would like some aerial footage, I would recommend to take a helicopter tour, it's not that expensive and it is a great experience. Preferably later in the afternoon.
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DJI Elektra
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Hi, sir. Please contact the local authority and read more info through our website: https://www.faa.gov/uas/. Thanks for your support.
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marikello
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Ireland
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Thanks all for comments. Probably will leave spark  home hahh... Too much trouble. Thanks all.
2017-12-5
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Locationscout_B
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With this laws I would go in the underground with my Spark in NY, like this  https://www.google.de/search?q=o ... iw=1001&bih=529

a closed underground line station.
2017-12-5
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