The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) has issued a public service announcement as a reminder that the airspace around the NRG Stadium in Houston is a definite “No Drone Zone” for the Super Bowl game this weekend.
The New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons which is being hosted at Houston’s NRG Stadium – a 71,795 capacity stadium and home to the Houston Texans.
The FAA have issued temporary flight restrictions which include unmanned aircraft – UAVs or Drones – covering a 34.5-mile radius of the NRG Stadium. The restrictions will take effect on Sunday 5th February 2017 from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
If you are caught breaking the rules, you could wind up with a year long jail sentence and US$100,000 possible fine.
“Drones are becoming much more popular, but they also pose certain safety risks,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We’re working closely with our safety and security partners to spread the No Drone Zone message as widely as possible.”
The FAA have also produced a very short 22 second video – The Super Bowl is a No Drone Zone.
You can watch the video (being distributed via the FAA’s YouTube Channel, Twitter, Facebook and Website) below;