How to Be Aware of Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) in Order to Avoid Wildfires

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If you’ve been watching the news lately you know that California has again been experiencing devastating fires. And it's not just California—this summer there have been wildfires raging throughout the hotter parts of the U.S.

And we're still seeing rogue drones flying over wildfires—just last week in Oregon a drone flew over a helicopter involved in a firefighting operation. Not only is this kind of flying extremely dangerous, it could also get you a fine of up to $25,000.

If you fly a drone and live anywhere near one of those hotter regions where wildfires might break out, please make sure to check the TFRs in your area before flying, and tell other pilots you know to do so as well. To help you stay on top of TFR information, we just published an article with five different ways to stay informed on TFRs.

Have advice or thoughts about avoiding wildfires when flying? Chime in here!

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