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FAA BANS DRONE FLYING IN SUPER BOWL

Jonathan Story, Staff Writer

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Drones have become a very popular remote control flying device over the years. With a drone, you can see things miles away from where you are flying it at, take pictures, record video, and overall be a nuisance to all your neighbors. However, due to some safety risks, like a drone falling out of the sky only to crash down on someone’s head, drone flying has caught the attention of the NFL. The FAA, or the federal Aviation Administration, has issued a strict no-fly zone over Houston’s NRG stadium for Super bowl LI, Seahawks vs Falcons.

It’s not like they’re going to enforce is super heavily or anything, but…if you fly a drone anywhere within 34.5 miles of the NRG Stadium in Houston, you can bet that it will probably be taken down by an anti-drone mini-missile. No joke, the FAA has issued a policy of direct action against drones flying near the stadium. Fly your drone on February fifth in Houston and you just might get a taste of how accurate some sharpshooters are.

The reasons for this ban are not illegitimate, however. FAA officials say that they don’t want a drone come hurtling out of the sky into the stadium, wounding and possibly killing fans, players, or staff. In a video asking fans to not fly drones on Superbowl night, an official says to “Bring your lucky Jersey, bring your face paint, bring your team spirit…but leave your drone at home, and make the game safe for everyone.”

 

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