(1) The operation or use of aircraft on lands
or waters other than at the landing areas designated in special regulations is
prohibited. Where a water surface is designated as a landing area, the
operation or use of aircraft on the water within 500 feet of bathing beaches,
boat docks, floats, piers, ramps, or within one mile of water controlled
structures, except as otherwise provided by special regulations, is
(2) Except in extreme
emergencies involving the safety of human life or threat of serious property
loss, the air delivery of any person or thing by parachute, helicopter, or
other means without prior written permission of the Park Manager is
(3) The provisions of
this rule shall not be applicable to aircraft engaged on official business of
the Federal Government or State Government, or used in emergency rescue in
accordance with the directions of the Park Manager, or forced to land due to
circumstances beyond the control of the operator.
(4) The operation of aircraft shall be in
accordance with current applicable regulations of the Federal Aviation Agency,
State Aviation Commission and posted regulations of the individual Recreation
Airports within the park areas.
This rule does not apply to the operation of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
as defined in Rule 0400-02-02-.33. See Rule 0400-02-02-.33 for the requirements
that apply to operation of a UAS in park areas or natural areas.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified May 24, 1974. Amendment filed August 24,
1987; effective October 8, 1987. Amendment filed June 14, 2010; effective
September 12, 2010. Amendment filed January 11, 2021; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§
et seq., and 11-1-108.