With a $1,500 permit from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Logan Media films took a UAS to 210-foot Coit Tower to collect aerial footage for a commercial, according to CBS SF.
Protect Coit Tower – a nonprofit organization that seeks to “limit commercial activities and private events” at the tower, according to its website – spoke out after visitors were not allowed to access the site during filming for a day. The Federal Aviation Administration reportedly had approved the video shoot and mandated that the public stay 200 feet away from the operations.
The group was not happy that “private access to this public treasure” was sold “just because a corporation wants to use a drone for its commercial,” according to the article.
Read the full coverage here.