In case you were thinking taking your drone out for a flight while Pope Francis was visiting your town, think again. The FAA issued a blanked statement reminding everyone that drones flights are not permitted in the same area as the pope, actually they aren’t even permitted in surrounding communities.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement Tuesday reminding papal visitors and residents that drones would not be permitted anywhere in the cities of Washington D.C., New York or Philadelphia during the pope’s visit.
The ban also extends to surrounding communities.
“Anyone flying a drone within the designated restricted areas may be subject to civil and criminal charges,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
The FAA said flying a drone “anywhere Pope Francis will visit is against the law.”
The pope will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia.
About Pope Francis
Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of theCatholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer