Originally Posted by bradpaul
Current issue of Model Aviation page 157. Flying in a National Park article by Tony Stillman.
You have completely misunderstood the article. Tony says two important things, and I quote:
First, "The NPS has banned flying activity, with the exception of pre-existing permits from AMA model clubs that have a model flying site on park land
These operations will be allowed to continue to operate as long as they do so safely and in support of the park’s activities."
second, "The only change is that now all permits will be issued by the National Parks Service Headquarters, and no longer by the local park management. Renewals will also be conducted in a similar manner. It will be up to the local park management to determine if the permit request is reasonable and in concert with “the purposes for which the park was established.”"
Which means that yes, if you have permission, you can fly in the park. Also, although difficult, it is possible to get a new permit to fly in the park.