The FBI confiscated six drones in Atlanta for flying too close to the football stadium where the Super Bowl will be played Sunday, Reuters reports:
Drone flight was prohibited on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EST on Sunday for one nautical mile (2 km) around the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and up to an altitude of 1,000 feet (305 meters), the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FAA will establish temporary flight restriction that prohibits drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium and up to 17,999 feet in altitude from 5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, the agency said. ..

Drones “are a big concern,” said Nick Annan, Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge. “There are a few other things that are in place to mitigate drones,” he added without elaborating. Operators who send drones into restricted areas around the Mercedes-Benz Stadium could face more than $20,000 in civil penalties and criminal prosecution, according to the FAA.
Drone pilots are advised to check the FAA’s B4UFly app to check when and where they can fly — and the aviation agency has also produced a slick 20-second video “encouraging Super Bowl fans to bring their lucky jerseys, face paint and team spirit to the game — but leave their drones at home — because the stadium and the area around it is a No Drone Zone.”

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