Drone operator chased, tased by ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
A drone operator was chased and tased by a ranger at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The confrontation happened after park rangers say the man refused to cooperate when he was caught using a drone to video the Kilauea volcano in an area where massive crowds have been gathering at night to witness the rising lava lake.
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Drone Aircraft Help Save Taxpayer Dollars in Hawaii
In Hawaii, agencies and researchers are integrating drones into their work to not only save taxpayers money but also limit accidents on the job. Drones are giving federal government researchers the ability to model beach erosion along an entire stretch of shoreline in minutes.
Civil Bytes: That’s Not a Drone, That’s a Researcher – Civil Beat
For the average consumer, drones are just expensive toys for snowboarders and techies. But for businesses, researchers and government agencies, especially in Hawaii, they’re the latest tool to help them work in faster, safer and cheaper ways. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or quad copters, or remote-controlled planes or whatever you want to call them, are being used in Hawaii for some very interesting and cutting-edge tasks, from letting University of Hawaii researchers cheaply calculate rainfall runoff rates to helping the Honolulu Fire Department quickly identify smoldering hot spots during brush fires.