Editor’s note: We’ve attached an FAA video that was specific to the Super Bowl, as the “no drone zone” was extended farther than usual for the event, but the same restrictions seem to apply, just for a smaller mileage radius to public and private school athletic events.
CYPRESS — As the legendary Friday Night Lights (yes, we know it’s a Thursday) turn on this evening at Pridgeon Stadium and the Cy-Fair FCU Stadium at the Berry Center, there’s one way to not watch the big games: Via drone.
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems, have many great uses, but for fear of damage, injury, and possibly death, they can cause if something goes haywire, their use has become restricted by the Federal Aviation Administration and other governmental bodies.
While a licensed drone operator should already be aware of the stadium and large venue restrictions, the Cypress News Review is putting out a friendly reminder to keep your drone at home when enjoying your local high school football game.
“In accordance with UIL policy and subject to local discretion, drones may be used in compliance with any local, homeland security, or FAA regulations / laws for practice purposes only,” CFISD stated in a written news release to the Cypress News Review. “Drones may not be used in association with any scrimmages, contests or games.”
In other words: Stay safe and enjoy the game!
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