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FAA Expands No Drone Zone Safety Campaign and Expresses Fears of Holiday Sales

In an effort to continue its public education campaign regarding the safe unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, the FAA and the Denver International Airport (DIA) released a new UAS Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will run at DIA. The FAA hopes the PSA will reinforce the FAA’s message that UAS operations near manned aircraft are both illegal and dangerous. The FAA press release regarding the campaign is available here.

The new PSA continues the “No Drone Zone” message that the FAA has used in its public outreach campaign for the National Capital Region to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and 30-mile radius around Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport are off limits to UAS operations. Federal rules prohibit any aircraft from operating within this Fight Restricted Zone, including all unmanned aircraft operated for commercial or recreational purposes. More information on the Washington, DC No Drone Zone can be found here.

The FAA-DIA safety campaign also follows reports that the FAA fears one million UAS could be sold this holiday season.