Fire Chiefs warn against personnel drone use California Fires.


It seems not a week goes by without somebody doing something foolish with a Phantom. This time its flying whilst fire buckets are being filled up within a TFR. This should be a simple matter of find and fine for the FAA. Or better still the fire service.

Speaking to the LA Times, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside) said, “there have been reports of people using aerial drones to take pictures of the fires.” Chavez said using drones could interfere with “our heroes doing their work,” especially personnel in water-dropping helicopters.

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