Trust me. Downtown Phoenix is a hotbed of activity this week. There are more than a million tourists pouring into my hometown for the Super Bowl, making life in our police men and women harder than normal. One thing that they hopefully won't have to worry about is drones.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared that University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and home to Super Bowl XLIX, a "no drone zone." It's even made a hashtag! Drone owners are being warned to leave them at home or face serious consequences.
The FAA has even released the following YouTube video to help get its point across.
What could happen if you get caught with a drone at the Super Bowl?
“Besides possibly landing a violator in jail, flying an unmanned aircraft over a crowded stadium could result in an FAA civil penalty for ‘careless and reckless’ operation of an aircraft,” the FAA warned in a public statement.
"Careless and reckless" operation of an aircraft could translate into $10,000 fine. So do yourself a favor if you're in Phoenix this Sunday. Keep your drones at home. #NoDroneZone.