Drone Flights Are Grounded During Pope Francis’ US Visit

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Drone Flights Are Grounded During Pope Francis’ US Visit

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.”

Drones banned during pope’s U.S. visit

The pope will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

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

[2] before beginning seminary studies. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina’s provincial superior of the Society of Jesus. He was accused of handing two priests to the National Reorganization Process during the Dirty War, but the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. He led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina, and the administrations of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner considered him a political rival. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741.
By | 2017-08-31T15:24:26+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Drone Flights Are Grounded During Pope Francis’ US Visit

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