With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding Bay Area residents not to try to get a drone's-eye view of the big game.
The airspace above Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara has been declared a "No Drone Zone" for Sunday's Super Bowl. Drone operators are prohibited from flying their drone within 32 miles of the stadium between 2 p.m. and midnight on game day, FAA officials said.
The 32-mile restriction also applies to any non-commercial flight unless the pilot has filed a flight plan, is using a transponder to identify the aircraft, and is in two-way communication with air traffic controllers.
Use of the airspace within 10 nautical miles of the stadium is much more tightly regulated.
"With so many drones being sold for recreational use, we want to do everything we can to get the word out that the game is a No Drone Zone," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement.
Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
For more information on restricted activities within the 32-mile and the 10-mile zones, including restrictions on Sunday morning and the closure of Palo Alto Municipal Airport, visit tfr.faa.gov.