February 4, 2016

FAA Warns Drone Pilots – Super Bowl is a No Drone Zone

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a PSA regarding this Sunday’s Super Bowl. According to their website:

“Temporary Flight Restrictions will prohibit certain aircraft operations, including unmanned aircraft operations, within a 32-mile radius of the stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on game day. The restrictions will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.”

Levi Stadium is officially a No Drone Zone for Super Bowl 50’s Panthers-Broncos game. It’s unclear exactly why the FAA is mandating a Temporary Flight Restriction, but many believe it’s due to the NFL organizer’s concerns about unauthorized filming of the game.

Read more about the FAA’s key drone initiatives: UAS registration and the Know Before You Fly campaign.

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