Fast Company contributor Michael Grothaus shares a new PSA from the Federal Aviation Administration that announces a ban on flying drones over Super Bowl 50 this Sunday. The agency warns that any unmanned aircraft operations (aka drones) spotted flying within a 32-mile radius of the stadium will be subject to "deadly force".
The 20-second spot declares Levi's Stadium a "no-drone zone", citing safety. Although the agency hasn't confirmed specific reasoning, it's likely the NFL organizers are concerned about unauthorized broadcasts, in addition to threats of terrorism and the possibility of drones falling from the sky atop players and fans.
"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. "We’re working closely with our safety and security partners to spread this message as widely as possible."