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Fort Warden State Park in Washington State

nhk750

Aviation Enthusiast
#1
Got a chance for a quick flight between storms. It was very windy though and I only got up for 5 minutes then decided to land as the wind was blowing around 20mph and gusting. Used my Trainstar Exchange 4.

 

PsyBorg

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#2
Cool footage mate. Hit the magic hour with that sun too.

I thought state parks was off limits to RC flights though? Or is that National parks and state parks have their own rules? I got chased out of one here by a sheriff back around 1998 when I was flying a nitro heli wayyy in the back of the park in a bowl type area at least a full mile away from any thing walking on two legs. I was just doing hover practice as I was learning how to fly a CP heli. The guy was a huge jerk about it too.
 

nhk750

Aviation Enthusiast
#3
Cool footage mate. Hit the magic hour with that sun too.

I thought state parks was off limits to RC flights though? Or is that National parks and state parks have their own rules? I got chased out of one here by a sheriff back around 1998 when I was flying a nitro heli wayyy in the back of the park in a bowl type area at least a full mile away from any thing walking on two legs. I was just doing hover practice as I was learning how to fly a CP heli. The guy was a huge jerk about it too.
I scoured the rules and couldn't find any no fly stuff and they actually have an approved flying area there. I was however in a closed parking area, so I think it was ok for a quick flight per AMA and FAA rules and regs. I figure if it is that hard to find any rules about no fly, then it's probably ok as long as you follow all the other rules.
 

PsyBorg

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#4
Park rules usually only mention pricing, pets, and litter. Maybe camping or hunting if that is allowed. I have yet to see anything regarding RC flight but have seen "No motorized vehicles" in some places which I assume meant dirt bikes and atv's and such but I suppose that could cover RC stuff as well depending on who interprates it.