On Sunday afternoon, the sky was blue and there was a cool breeze. A perfect day for a small gathering at Clove Lakes Park.
One family was enjoying the sunshine and the kids were playing.
They had a toy drone. Unfortunately, the drone became stuck in the branches of a tree.
So, Alex and Max sprung into action.
They climbed trees. Tried hitting the drone with a soccer ball.
Nothing was working.
Finally one of the two climbed still higher and managed to shake the branches the toy drone was snared in.
The machine fell, but didn’t break as other family members were waiting below with an outstretched blanket, ready to capture the falling drone.
That’s family teamwork as it should be.
Please note: There are strict rules for operating drones in City Parks. This was only a cheap plastic toy and had no video capabilities. It was not launched near people, and did not fly over anyone but the family whose kids were playing with it.
Please be advised that if you have a high-end hobby or commercial drone, you must have an FAA license to operate the machine within NYC areas designated as Class-B airspace. This area is NOT such a zone.