New FAA TFR prohibits model aircraft/RPAS flight within 3nm of large sporting events


Watch out if you are tempted to look over the wall at the ball game. The FAA have issued a NOTAM that no doubt event operators will enforce on their behalf. It brings model aircraft and RPAS within a NOTAM previously enacted post 9/11 for full sized aircraft.

What does it mean, if your flying field is within 3nm of major sporting events you should not be flying one hour before to one hour after an event is happening.

That strikes me as a little bit arbitrary for model aircraft a limit of half a mile would more than cover it. I suspect that TV rights at sports events has more to do with this than safety.

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