FAA outlines ‘no drone zone’ around this weekend’s Super Bowl

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The FAA has made the airspace around the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a “No Drone Zone” for this weekend’s Super Bowl LIII.

For the game on Sunday, the FAA has established a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that will prohibit drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 17,999 feet in altitude.

The TFR will be in place from 5:30pm to 11:59pm, but the FAA did confirm that some general aviation operations may be allowed within the TFR provided they meet specific security and operational requirements.

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The FAA also will restrict drone flights for one nautical mile around the stadium up to an altitude of 1,000 feet on January 31, February 1 and 2 from 10am to 11:59pm and on February 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:30pm, at which time the TFR for the game takes effect.

Pilots and drone operators who enter the TFRs without permission could face civil penalties that exceed $20,000 and potential criminal prosecution for flying drones in the TFR.

Detailed information for general aviation and drone pilots is available from the FAA’s Super Bowl LIII webpage.

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