Ala Moana Regional Park along Ala Moana Boulevard and across from Ala Moana Center. Taken July 27, 2019.
Aerial views of Sandy Beach Park and Wawamalu Beach Park in East O’ahu.Taken with a Phantom 3 4K in beginner mode in moderate wind conditions.
A quick flight over Wai’alae Park in East O’ahu before heading over to The Kahala Hotel for Sunday brunch.
Short test flight of a Phantom 3 4K courtesy Paul Lawler over Mililani Town.
It’s been talked about it for years, but this could be the summer the city’s fleet of drones takes to the sky. Drones are already being used to monitor the beaches following a shark attack or shark sighting in California. In Australia, lifeguards have added a mega phone to give audible warnings.
Drones are increasingly popular in Hawaii, and some people want to reign in how and where the unmanned aircraft can be used. A bill — HB314 — would ban using drones to collect personal information and stop them from flying over schools, hospitals, churches or police stations without consent. That bill will be in the House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on Tuesday.
Report via the Associated Press. Track HB314 and submit testimony online:
World Surf League attempts to declare ‘no drone zone’
“To suggest that they have the authority to vet applicants and approve or deny permits is a power move, meant to intimidate people into compliance with their desires. Which, you know, annoys the hell out of me. Especially considering the ridiculous amount of special treatment they get from the Honolulu Dept of Parks and Rec in the form of the illegal variances granted for the Pipe contest every year.”
– Rory Parker, Beach Grit, Nov. 19, 2015
Drone hovers outside Hawaii Kai woman’s bedroom, but no crime was committed
“There were these green and red LED’s that were coming from the whirring thing and I quickly realized it was a drone outside my bedroom,” she says the drone hovered above the privacy curtain for a few seconds. When she walked toward it, it flew off.