Regulations Regarding Flights Over Charted National Park Service Areas

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Staff member
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
17,485
Location
Santa Maria, California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2400+ in rotorcraft
PS:
Sad you have so little FW aerobatic time and haven't even floated objects exactly where you want them.

Bet you $5,000 I can float a pen at your nose. Very easy!

PS:
I forgive you!
Jim Mayfield holds ratings as an airline transport pilot, Airplane multi engine land.

He is rated in single engine and multi engine land.

He has commercial privileges in airplane single engine land, rotorcraft helicopter and gyroplane.

He is certificated as a flight instructor in Airplane single and multi engine land, instrument and gyroplane.

He has been a Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots since 1995.

I feel safe in writing that he knows a lot about flying aerobatics and has a well calibrated BS meter.
 

Gyro-nut

Gyro Blacksheep
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
366
Location
Indianapolis, In
Aircraft
Genesis Duo (eventually)
and has a well calibrated BS meter.
I've been trying to calibrate mine for a while now; but without the years of experience and knowledge base of several folks here, I unfortunately succumb into believing some of the BS I read on this forum. However, I also feel without some of these topics (whether stated correctly or not initially) provide valuable insight that might not have been a topic at all... so it's all a great learning tool.

I'm currently pulling 1G in my chair while holding a pen in front of my face and it's amazing! Oh, I forgot to mention, my sarcasm meter is pegged. :ROFLMAO:
 

jeffh

Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2017
Messages
28
Location
Ponce Inlet
Total Flight Time
700hrs
So having read through this thread. I have a question. What is the best way to establish the regulations particular to any given national park or land area outside of what is on the sectional for that area.
I fly regularly over the Ocala National Forest as an example, often at 500 feet or less and land on some of the lakes. Except for needing clearance for flying through military restricted areas I'm not aware of any other restrictions, and there are none stated on the sectional.
I guess put another way, if there are no restrictions on the sectional can I assume there are none? Exception for TFR's of course.
Is there a good resource to easily find any state by state or local restrictions?
 
Last edited:

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Staff member
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
17,485
Location
Santa Maria, California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2400+ in rotorcraft
I feel safe using a current chart to determine the fly over regulations for any land in the USA.

Sometimes I need to look closely and there may be agencies other than the FAA responsible for enforcement.

Bold method writes: In the USA, local laws and ordinances determine if you can land a seaplane in any given body of water. In most states, you can land almost anywhere. The "Water Landing Directory" published by the Seaplane Pilot's Association gives you tips and restrictions for some of the most popular spots you'll fly into.

The link did not work for me. https://seaplanepilotsassociation.org/podcast/ for the app.
 

jeffh

Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2017
Messages
28
Location
Ponce Inlet
Total Flight Time
700hrs
I feel safe using a current chart to determine the fly over regulations for any land in the USA.

Sometimes I need to look closely and there may be agencies other than the FAA responsible for enforcement.

Bold method writes: In the USA, local laws and ordinances determine if you can land a seaplane in any given body of water. In most states, you can land almost anywhere. The "Water Landing Directory" published by the Seaplane Pilot's Association gives you tips and restrictions for some of the most popular spots you'll fly into.

The link did not work for me. https://seaplanepilotsassociation.org/podcast/ for the app.
Yes thanks Vance I use the Seaplane Directory, it provides listed seaplane bases. I was just wandering if there is any conflict being in a National Forest, and whether I can assume that if I see no restriction on the chart, I can assume that I can fly there without restriction.
 
Top