'No Drone Zone' in Philadelphia During Democratic National Convention - NBC 10 Philadelphia

'No Drone Zone' in Philadelphia During Democratic National Convention



    Philadelphia DNC a No Drone Zone

    The FAA released a statement saying that flying a drone during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is illegal. People who try to fly their drone could face charges. (Published Friday, July 22, 2016)

    Keep your drones grounded next week, Philly.

    You'll be officially in a "No Drone Zone."

    That's what the Federal Aviation Administration declared Thursday, following a similar restriction on the small, unmanned aircraft over Cleveland air space this week during the Republican National Convention.

    The no drones ruling coincides with the high security set up for the Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday and goes until Thursday. The drones restriction runs 2 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. next Friday, July 29, the FAA said.

    The restricted area is a circle of airspace 30 nautical miles in radius around the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The convention will be held at the area over four days.

    "Flying a drone anywhere in the restricted area during the Democratic Convention is against the law," the FAA said in a statement. "Violating the airspace may result in criminal or civil charges. The restriction applies to all unmanned aircraft, including radio-controlled model aircraft."

    The FAA included this video as part of its restriction declaration.