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Where to Fly a Drone in San Jose

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It's often challenging to find a legal, safe, and visually interesting location to fly your drone, especially in a densely populated area with one or more airports.

After a round of comprehensive research, our team compiled a list of where to fly a drone in San Jose. We also have this list of drone laws in California that might be helpful.

Where do you like to fly your drone in San Jose? We welcome your comments/experiences below.

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So just wanted to add that I called the Santa Clara county parks about flying drones...they require you to apply for the permit 4-6 weeks in advance and rarely actually approve them because you have to apply for a filming permit, a photography permit, and the drone permit which all adds up to be rather expensive. Also you have to submit a permit each time you fly...so basically all those sites listed aren't really good places to fly at all, misinformed is what I'd say that 'list of where to flay a drone in San Jose' is at best.

Edited by Beez783

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Agree with post above. $925 per day to fly a personal drone in one of these parks is cost of permit. Ugh. How about including some facts in your post???

msg from park here:

“Thank you for your interest in Santa Clara County Parks. Permits for flying drones fall under the same category as filming permits. Please respond to the email with the times, dates, and parks you wish to fly. Once received, we can move forward with the park permit process.

Please be advised that we do not have a yearly cost for Drone Use. They are date, park and time specific and are charged at daily or per session rate (multiple parks in one day  would count as multiple sessions). Drone use is billed at a rate of $925.00 (for profit) per day or at a rate of $260.00 (non-profit) per day.”

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Baylands Park in Sunnyvale right off 237 is by far the best place to fly.   Plenty of other UAV Pilots and a large field for use.

https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/community/parks/baylands.htm

 

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