Lincoln County’s No-Drone Zone Around Area 51
YouTuber TheArea51Rider was recently at Area 51 and had his drone confiscated by the Lincoln County Sheriff. As we learned earlier this year (the Area 51 Camo Dudes called the Sheriff’s Department on us in UFO Seekers S1E5) Lincoln County has laws prohibiting the flight of drones around parts of the Nevada Test and Training Range, primarily Area 51.
Lincoln County specifically passed local ordinances to protect the border of Area 51 from drone voyeurs.
Before the new law was enacted, UFO Seekers had visited the area with a drone to film The Black Mailbox among other things as seen in our video Are The Camo Dudes Real? During this trip, being a professional drone pilot, I researched the local regulations heavily and came to the conclusion that flying a drone near the perimeter of Area 51 is not viable nor legal.
Ever since that initial trip, WE DO NOT FILM DRONE VIDEO NEAR THE PERIMETER OF FEDERAL MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
No-Drone Zones Around Military Installations
Another new law was enacted earlier this year by the federal government adding 400 feet of a No-Drone Zone beyond the borders of most military installations in the United States due to National Security.
Don’t test them! Please do not fly drones near federal military installations!
The skies around military installations are full of air traffic making it very dangerous to fly unmanned aircraft in these areas.
Lincoln County Sheriff Dispatched By Area 51
TheArea51Rider decided to push the limits of the aforementioned laws/regulations and paid the price. Area 51 employees called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department about his activity and an officer was dispatched to his location.
Officer Confiscated Drone From YouTuber
Yesterday the TheArea51Rider uploaded a video showing his interaction with the dispatched officer who eventually confiscated his drone after discussing the situation with a so-called ‘liaison’ from Area 51.
In the video description TheArea51Rider states, “As of Sept. 10, 2017 I have not received it back.”
Watch The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uwbqo5I39A