The FAA recently announced that Tampa Bay will be a drone-free zone during Super Bowl LV (at least around the stadium area).
It’s no surprise, and we hope the pilots are already aware of this. However, if you are new to drones, keep in mind that large public events like the Super Bowl are usually referred to as No Drone Zones. The temporary restriction is for everyone’s safety and ensures that official aircraft that may be working to secure the area or record the game can operate safely.
The FAA released an official notice about the No Drone Zone: “Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is a” No Drone Zone “for Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021. Drones are also banned around the Tampa Riverwalk for the NFL Super Bowl experience the days leading up to the event. “
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will put in place a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) on game day, banning drones within 30 nautical miles of the stadium up to an altitude of 18,000 feet. The TFR will operate from 5:30 PM to 11:59 PM EST.
Drones are banned for one nautical mile around Raymond James Stadium on February 7th from 10am until the TFR for the game goes into effect. Further details can be found in the TFR drone (PDF).
Tampa Bay is a drone-free zone for approximately two nautical miles around Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (up to an elevation of 2,000 feet, which is well above the generally allowed 400 feet) from Jan. 29 to Jan. February. during the event times.
Pilots and drone operators who disregard the no-drone zone without a permit are creating a problem for all legitimate drone pilots – and could face heavy fines or criminal prosecution. The FAA says civil penalties for flying without permission could exceed $ 30,000.
For more information, pilots can visit the FAA’s Super Bowl LV website.
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