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FAA warns you not to bring your drone to the Super bowl!

Discussion in 'Drone Safety & Regulations - Know Before You Fly' started by droneadmin, Feb 3, 2016.

Do you think somebody will fly a drone over the super bowl this year?

  1. Yes! Of course some idiot will try to.

  2. No way! Nobody is that stupid or willing to go to jail for that.

  3. I don't know what a drone is or what the Super Bowl is!

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  1. droneadmin

    droneadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Posted by droneadmin, Feb 3, 2016 #1
    So the FAA released a 20 second video telling people to bring their face paint, jersey's and team spirit but leave the drones behind.

    They are calling the stadium a no drone zone. They must be concerned that somebody may try to pull a stunt. What do you think the reaction would be if a large or medium sized drone did end up flying inside the stadium during the super bowl? Would everyone freak out? Would they try to take it down and if so, how?

    Shooting it down risks it falling on people and hurting them. Doesn't seem like a good option. Would they stop the clock and all play until it is removed?

    Does anyone think it will happen this year or in a future year possibly?

  2. Petr Hejl

    Petr Hejl Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 29, 2016
    Posted by Petr Hejl, Feb 5, 2016 #2
    They actually called 34 mile radius no-drone zone, which is a little ridiculous ( I guess the 34 mile number comes from the distance to international waters). There are a few ways to take a drone down. Besides the usual hillbilly shotgun solution (perhaps not the best at a stadium), there are some tests with larger drones carrying a net, trained eagles (that one's really funny), and even a few "drone guns", which intercept the drone by scrambling it's radio signal (probably the most useful way and a good business moving forward).
  3. John Locke

    John Locke Member

    Aug 31, 2015
    Orange County, CA
    Posted by John Locke, Feb 5, 2016 #3
    The NFL should consider putting a crew and plan together to thwart a potential drone invasion. Here's a product they could use, a drone detector, which detects incoming drones from a mile away, as well as the location of the RC. The FAA should also consider putting a plan together, assuming this drone detector works as advertised. For major events like SuperBowl, Indy 500, RoseBowl, this could augment their ability to prevent a threat, which could turn into a media fiasco and harm our hobby.
  4. droneadmin

    droneadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Posted by droneadmin, Feb 5, 2016 #4
    I had not seen this device before. Interesting setup. Thanks for the link.

    Video from that page:


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