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Keep Your Drones Away from the Pontiff, Says FAA

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Going to see Pope Francis? Leave your Drone at Home, says the FAA

“Flying a drone anywhere near the areas Pope Francis visits is against the law and violators could face stiff fines and criminal penalties,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

The FAA has issued a notice to all drone owners and operators to remind them of established drone bans at Washington, DC, and to extend the ban on New York and Philadelphia during the Pope’s U.S. tour.

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“The FAA has in place flight restrictions in and around Washington, DC (PDF), New York (PDF) and Philadelphia (PDF). Flying a drone anywhere during one of Pope Francis’ visits is against the law and may result in criminal or civil charges. All unmanned aircraft (UAS) – including radio-controlled model aircraft/UAS – are subject to FAA restrictions,” the agency states.

Violators will not be pardoned with a Mea Culpa and ten Hail Marys.

Featured Image, Wikimedia Commons: 

2014 Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to Korea

Closing Mass for Asian Youth Day

August 17, 2014

Haemi Castle, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Korean Culture and Information Service
Korea.net (www.korea.net)
Official Photographer : Jeon Han

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제6회 아시아 청년대회 폐막미사

2014-08-17

충청남도 서산시 해미읍성

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