Yes, you read that correctly… you will be fined $30,000.00 for flying your drone over Raymond James Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.
Holy cow…Can you imagine? I could so much more with $30,000, then fly a drone around to see a football game.
The Temporary Flight Restriction will take place on game day – Sunday, Feb. 7. – from 5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. This prohibits drones from being used within a 30-nautical-mile radius of Raymond James Stadium and up to 18,000 feet in altitude.
Prior to the Super Bowl game, drones will be prohibited for one mile around the stadium starting at 10 a.m.
Probably a good idea just to leave that thing at home that day…why would you even risk bringing one down to that area?
Even the day before…on Feb. 6, the FAA will also restrict drone flights for about two nautical miles around Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, as well as an altitude of 2,000 feet, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6 due to the Super Bowl Fan Experience events.
Those who are in violation could face penalties of up to $30,000 and possible criminal prosecution… Oh My!!