San Francisco 49ers Take Part in Drone-Safety Effort

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2015 No Comments
Categories : UAV Safety

The National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers, who will host the upcoming Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, are working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to spread awareness about drone safety.

According to the FAA, the team recently became the first professional sports franchise to record a video reminding fans – and everyone else – to abide by the laws covering personal drone use.

The video, which will be featured on the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium scoreboard once during each home game, features defensive safety Eric Reid, who asks people to fly their unmanned aircraft safely.

Reid stresses that no one should ever fly over stadiums, over people, or near airplanes and airports. He also makes a plea to never fly drones near wildfires – a serious issue in drought-stricken California. Additionally, the video refers viewers to the Know Before You Fly website for further information and guidance on flying drones safely and responsibly.

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