No Drone Flights To Be Allowed Within 30 NM Of NRG Stadium Sunday | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube






Sat, Feb 04, 2017

No Drone Flights To Be Allowed Within 30 NM Of NRG Stadium Sunday

Questions Raised About The Necessity For Such A Broad Ban

The TFR that will be in place Sunday around NRG Stadium in Houston extends out 30 nautical miles from the site where the Super Bowl will be played. And that means no one can fly a drone anywhere inside that circle ... not even in your own backyard.

And that's "ridiculous", according to Forbes contributor John Goglia.

While Goglia agrees that drone flights around the stadium should be prohibited, the limited range of consumer-grade, and most professional-grade aircraft makes the 30 NM restriction overkill. Most hobbyist drones have a battery life of under 10 minutes. And even the highest-end models can only stay airborne for about 25 minutes.

Goglia says that the FAA could easily tailor flight restrictions such as the one for the Super Bowl to prevent flights around the stadium without turning hobbyists flying drones in their backyards into criminals.

We wholeheartedly agree.

(Image from file)

FMI: Full Article


More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.18.24): Parallel ILS Approaches

Parallel ILS Approaches Approaches to parallel runways by IFR aircraft which, when established inbound toward the airport on the adjacent final approach courses, are radar-separate>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.18.24)

Aero Linx: Seaplane Pilots Association The Seaplane Pilots Association is the only organization in the world solely focused on representing the interests of seaplane pilots, owners>[...]

Airborne 07.15.24: Airplane Thief, Joe Engle Goes West, B-29 To Decatur

Also: Boeing Deliveries, Caravan STC, Ukraine F-16s, Bell 505 Mexican Tour A 28-year-old man residing in Concord, California, is out on bail after being arrested in connection with>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.19.24)

“It was getting old. We had some hurricane damage. The rudder blew off one time.” Source: Fantasy of Flight's Kermit Weeks, explaining the legend behind the DC-3 that a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.19.24): En Route Automation System (EAS)

En Route Automation System (EAS) The complex integrated environment consisting of situation display systems, surveillance systems and flight data processing, remote devices, decisi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC