New York City Drone Flying
1. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also Flushing Meadows by the locals) is a public space in the northern area of Queens, NYC. There’s a lot to do here and much to see. That includes museums, Queens Zoo, a sports center, golf, Queens International Night Market, and the Citi Field baseball park. The attractions for drone users are the dedicated model aircraft field and stunning aerial views of the park and its Meadow Lake.
2. Tanner Park
Tanner Park runs along Long Island’s Great South Bay and is a well-run space with lots of amenities. The Town of Babylon owns and maintains it. Here you can find a marina, boating, fishing, swimming at the beach, food services, and picnic areas. There are many areas dedicated to sports too. You can fly drones freely at Bay Beach, but other parts of the beachfront may require a special use permit. Make sure you check for updates before your visit.
3. Calvert Vaux
You must be an AMA member to apply at Calvert Vaux Park. It’s a simple and worthwhile process. AMA membership allows you to fly at the thousands of AMA chartered club sites around the US, including this one. There many other member benefits too. The Seaview Rotary Wings RC flying club runs Calvert Vaux Park. It’s a safe environment to fly drones with wide-open spaces and serves as an excellent meeting place for drone enthusiasts.
4. Marine Park
At the south end of Marine Park is the field of the Radio Control Society of Marine Park. As one of the few spots where you can fly a drone in New York City, the RC Society gets it fair share of RC pilots during the weekends. You will need an AMA membership to fly a drone here.