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Flying drones near stadiums could end in jail time

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website.

    The notice marks the first time the FAA has sought to criminalize the use of drones and model planes, attorneys representing drone users said.

    The notice, posted on Monday, updates a previous notice to pilots warning that aircraft are prohibited from flying below 3,000 feet and within 3 miles of a Major League Baseball, National Football League and NCAA Division I college football game for national security reasons. The NSCAR Sprint Cup, Indy Car and Champ series auto races are also included. The prohibition extends from one hour before the events until one hour after...
    New York attorney Brendan Schulman, who represents several drone operators, said the notice is "another attempt by the FAA to impose legal restriction on drones or model aircraft that never existed before." He said the restrictions "do little or nothing" to prevent terrorist attacks since the three-mile perimeter can be traversed by a plane in minutes or seconds.

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