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Papal Visit Cities are No Drone Zones

Papal Visit Cities are No Drone ZonesSeptember 21- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding anyone who will be in Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia during the Papal visit that these cities and the surrounding communities are No Drone Zones from September 22 through September 27, 2015.

The FAA has in place flight restrictions in and around Washington, DC, New York and Philadelphia. Flying a drone anywhere during one of Pope Francis’ visits is against the law and may result in criminal or civil charges. All unmanned aircraft (UAS) – including radio-controlled model aircraft/UAS – are subject to FAA restrictions.

Help inform the public by downloading FAA media products:

  • FAA’s new digital message
  • No Drone Zone graphics
  • Sound bites from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta:
    - Audio: The FAA wants you to leave your drone at home during the Papal visit.
    - Audio:  Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia are No Drone Zones during the Papal visit.
    - Audio:  The FAA has flight restrictions in place in and around Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia during the Papal visit.
    - Audio:  Flying a drone anywhere near the areas Pope Francis visits is against the law and violators could face stiff fines and criminal penalties.
  • Video: The FAA has flight restrictions in place during the Papal visit so please leave your drone at home.  Flying a drone anywhere near the areas Pope Francis visits is against the law and violators could face stiff fines and criminal penalties.
  • Video: I'm asking the public to please leave your drone at home during the Papal visit.Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia are No Drone Zones during the Papal visit.

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