A ranger did what was necessary when he used a stun gun on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava, the National Park Service said. Crowds have been flocking to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to watch a steadily rising lava lake at the summit of Kilauea volcano. See also: 20 photos that show the exquisite beauty of America’s National Parks There were several hundred people at an outlook area at about 10 p.m. on Sunday when a ranger asked Travis Sanders three times to bring…

​People flying drones have been assaulted, they’ve had their footage taken and destroyed, and, now, they’ve been tased. Last weekend, a man flying a three-inch plastic drone was tased and arrested by a US park ranger at Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. The man had apparently been flying the drone to videotape the park’s rising lava lake. According to Hawaii Now News (​video here), Travis Sanders was unaware that flying drones is prohibited in the National Parks System. He said a ranger there angrily approached him and he simply…

Guardians of the Golden Gate Bridge are becoming increasingly worried about increased drone activity around the iconic structure. Citing security and safety concerns, officials are now calling for more powers to restrict flights around the bridge. The post Increased drone activity around Golden Gate Bridge ramps up security fears appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

You’ve graduated from your cheap beginner drone , and you want to try something new. Something that can shoot beautiful video from the sky—but doesn’t cost $1,000+ like a camera-equipped DJI Phantom . You spot the $500 Parrot Bebop Drone, and pull the trigger. It’s kind of fun, you think, between strings of obscenities.Read more View original article at Gizmodo

The quake-prone Bay Area is already a pretty precarious area for bridges, but now suspicious drone activity is also a concern for San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate.Read more… View original article at Gizmodo