Advocacy Group Not Happy with UAS Filming at SF Landmark

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 15, 2015 No Comments

An unmanned aerial system (UAS) video shoot that recently took place at a San Francisco landmark did not sit well with a local advocacy group.

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.

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