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February 01, 2019

Super Bowl LIII: The FAA Reminds Drone Operators to Leave Their Drones at Home

It would be nice to have those beautiful aerial images of Atlanta in all her Super Bowl glory this weekend but don’t pack the drone bag just yet.  The FAA issued a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) on drone flights January 31st through Super Bowl Sunday at 11:59PM Eastern Time.

According to the FAA, drone flights are restricted for “one nautical mile around the stadium up to an altitude of 1,000 feet on January 31, February 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, and on February 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at which time the TFR for the game takes effect.”  Drone operators who enter the TFR airspace could face hefty civil penalties.

Drone operators should consider the BFUFLY app.  This app is recommended by the FAA and will inform drone operators in real time whether or not they can fly.