Phantom 3 Pro- POI Shot

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Loving the new Features on the Phantom 3 went out and tested the POI on the Utah State Capitol Building
 
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Nice videos - thanks for sharing! Did you have any problems flying that close to the capitol building or get any special permission?
No I didnt have any problems. I did not get any special permission, I had just seen other videos of the Capitol Building so I thought I would try it, I just made sure I went on Labor day so that there wouldnt be any big crowds there so I wouldnt disturb anyone
 
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That's a good idea to go on a holiday. I'd love to do similar shots in San Diego but I wouldn't want to run into any trouble. Glad to hear it went fine for you!
 
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That's a good idea to go on a holiday. I'd love to do similar shots in San Diego but I wouldn't want to run into any trouble. Glad to hear it went fine for you!
Well if you end up trying it hopefully everything goes good!
 
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I've filmed there a few times without issue. However, I don't thing anyone in charge saw me any of those times. They should not have any issues filming a Capitol Building. No different then standing outside and taking photos.
 
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I've filmed there a few times without issue. However, I don't thing anyone in charge saw me any of those times. They should not have any issues filming a Capitol Building. No different then standing outside and taking photos.

I'd make the same arguments but read somewhere in regards to FAA guidelines that government buildings are a no-no along with certain sensitive utilities plants, military installations, etc. I get that a flying drone over these properties could cause more concern than a photographer across the street but it's one of those murky areas at the moment where no one really seems to have a clear cut answer. I'd take the standard precaution of using common sense but just because I exercise common sense doesn't mean the minimum wage security guard will!
 
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I'd make the same arguments but read somewhere in regards to FAA guidelines that government buildings are a no-no along with certain sensitive utilities plants, military installations, etc. I get that a flying drone over these properties could cause more concern than a photographer across the street but it's one of those murky areas at the moment where no one really seems to have a clear cut answer. I'd take the standard precaution of using common sense but just because I exercise common sense doesn't mean the minimum wage security guard will!
I've seen police state that it's illegal to take photos of a federal or state building. It's simply not true. At least in the case of the Capitol Building in Salt lake City, it's a very well kept area with a nice circle walk around the grounds. It also has some great murals on the inside. People take photos in and around it all of the time.
 

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