FAA issues 30-mile Stadium TFR or No-Drone-Zone for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 30-mile stadium TFR () or No-Drone-Zone around the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, . This means that you will not be allowed to fly your drone within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13, 2022. And for one nautical mile and up to 3,000 feet in altitude around SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until the TFR for the game takes effect.

The has gone to great lengths to get this message across to both recreational fliers as well as Certified Remote Pilots.

Besides, the agency’s own press release and tweets, the FAA has also reached out to drone news outlets such as DroneXL and joined the for an extra episode that will air this Thursday on the PiXL YouTube Channel.

The FAA wants people to know that the TFR means that you cannot fly a drone within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13, 2022. So, please do yourself and the entire drone community a favor and don’t fly your drone there and then.

Any person who knowingly and willingly violates these restrictions may be subject to criminal or civil penalties,” says the FAA.

Drones are also prohibited for one nautical mile and up to 3,000 feet in altitude around SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until the TFR for the game takes effect.

Further details are available in this Super Bowl LVI Flight Advisory.

The FAA warns drone pilots that anybody who enters the TFR without permission can face drone confiscation, civil penalties that exceed $30,000, and potential criminal prosecution. 

More information for both general aviation and drone pilots is available on the FAA’s Super Bowl LVI web page.

Stadium TFR for Super Bowl

Faa Issues 30-Mile Stadium Tfr Or No-Drone-Zone For Super Bowl Lvi In Los Angeles 1

What do you think about the 30-mile wide stadium TFR that has been issued by the FAA? Do you think they’ve gone overboard or do you think that after having seen the Bengals video this makes a lot of sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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