Yellowstone National Park Drone Laws

Yellowstone National Park Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Yellowstone National Park

  1. General Yellowstone National Park Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Yellowstone National Park
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Yellowstone National Park
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Yellowstone National Park Drone Laws

Drone use is generally banned in Yellowstone National Park. It is possible to obtain a permit for commercial drone use in Yellowstone national park on a case by case basis. If you have obtained a permit there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the park. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Yellowstone National Park,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone over airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

It is not possible to fly your drone for recreational purposes in Yellowstone national park, and a permit is not available for recreational use at this time. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Yellowstone National Park. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot by Around The World 4K when flying a drone in Yellowstone National Park.


Drone Travel Guide

Yellowstone National Park drone laws are up to date as of March 20, 2018. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.