Hello! I've been reading complaints about tight drone regulations, restricting and even prohibiting flying almost everywhere (and especially in cool places). Perhaps there is a way around them. Use a kite! A kite large enough can lift up to 5 kilos. With a simple rig you point your camera (with an intervalometer) and hope for the best, but you can always go full RC and have the rig tilt and pan the camera as you wish. Not only the kite is way cheaper than a drone (especially for lifting better and heavier cameras), they are inherently safer, quieter (the noise is probably the most crucial factor for flying restrictions, especially in national parks), nature-friendly etc - and the drone restrictions usually dont apply to them. Plus, it is really (really really) fun ... Some kite aerial photos we did (Nikon 1 J1 and Canon A810): (see the kite line on the left) And I'll go full spam mode now and ask you to <Link Deleted> (completely non-commercial, though) for more aerial photos, our gear, kite plans and KAP tips ... ;-) Hope this helps and/or inspires someone to get a kite and start flying!