The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in a Black Hills of South Dakota is shortly to be off-limits to worker flights.
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a new law restricting unapproved worker operations over 10 Department of Interior sites, including a Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.
The proclamation Thursday says a dual sovereign agencies “have concluded to shorten worker flights adult to 400 feet within a parallel boundaries” of a following sites:
- Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York
- Boston National Historical Park (U.S.S. Constitution), Boston
- Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia
- Folsom Dam, Folsom, Calif.
- Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, Ariz.
- Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, Wash.
- Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Nev.
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, S.D.
- Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Calif.
The proclamation says a movement comes during “the ask of U.S. inhabitant confidence and law coercion agencies.” It says it outlines a initial time a FAA has limited worker flights over Interior Department landmarks, nonetheless many of a sites were lonesome by a National Park Service anathema on drones released in 2014.
But that anathema pertained to “launching, alighting or handling unmanned aircraft” in inhabitant parks. The FAA’s proclamation includes a airspace above parks and landmarks.
The latest restrictions take outcome on Oct. 5. Violators “may be theme tp coercion action, including intensity polite penalties and rapist charges,” according to a announcement.