I was inquiring about the use of UAV’s for photography in Rhode Island and was told that DEM (Department of Environmental Management) has prohibited the use of UAVs in state parks. I can’t find anything on Google about this ban and am working to get more details, but I wanted to share this so everyone is aware.
There are also local and temporary bans for special events. I found an article about a temporary ban in Newport during the start of the Newport to Bermuda race. I don’t know about the Volvo Ocean Race, but I can bet that is in the works. These races are perfect opportunities for awesome photos, but do your research first!
Since it is somewhat relevant, a non-aerial shot on Narragansett Bay: