FAA Warns About Drones at Super Bowl XLIX

857_tom_brady_drone FAA Warns About Drones at Super Bowl XLIXWith Super Bowl XLIX approaching on Feb. 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it clear that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not welcome at the game.

Calling the Glendale, Ariz., Super Bowl a strict “no drone zone,” the FAA reminds that any unauthorized aircraft cannot fly over or near National Football League games, National Collegiate Athletic Association games with at least 30,000 spectators, Major League Baseball games and most NASCAR races.

The agency says its Notice to Airmen “makes it crystal clear that anyone violating the rules may be ‘intercepted, detained and interviewed’ by law enforcement or security personnel.”

It also says operators who fly a UAV at the Super Bowl – or at any of the aforementioned sports games – could end up with “an FAA civil penalty for ‘careless or reckless’ operation of an aircraft.”

“If you want to see video of the Big Game, watch it on TV,” the FAA warns. “Leave your drone at home.”

An accompanying video can be found here.

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