• Cleveland,  Drones

    Flying Drones in Cleveland Metroparks

    Cleveland Metroparks has drone regulations which specify what, where, and when you can fly a drone in their regional parks. I created this page to provide some additional information about those sites, and distill their regs page into a table that’s easy to understand and use. There are three sites specified for year-round flying, plus six golf course fairways available for drone use in the winter (November 1 to March 15). Except for those sites, it is against Metroparks’ rules to fly drones anywhere in the parks. All drones must weigh less than 4.4 lbs (2 kg). Known airspace restrictions are noted below.  Be sure to check B4YouFly or Airmap…

  • Cleveland,  Drones

    Cleveland Area Local Drone Laws

    This is my working list of drone regulations in the Cleveland Ohio area. It is checked periodically to ensure it is current, but rules change frequently so it’s possible something is missing or out of date. Do your homework when you fly. Where local and state laws don’t restrict drone use, you must still always adhere to federal (FAA) regulations.

  • Cleveland,  Drones

    Main Street Diamond

    In August 2018, I decided to check out the Cleveland Metroparks permitted drone site at Mill Stream Run. I had a really difficult time finding it. I mean really difficult. There are no signs, and it’s not marked in any way. The are is not marked on the online map of Mill Stream Run, and not described in detail in any material that I could find. This flight area is a recent introduction by the Metroparks so everything is obviously still pretty new. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Metroparks’ website lists it as “Main Street Diamond located in Mill Stream Run Reservation”. After driving the length of the…