Drone no-fly zones becoming a reality at big events

09/08/16

Tags: RegulationsEvents

The Rio Olympics have introduced no-fly zones around their events, and they are the not the first. These were introduced during the G7 summit in Japan, UEFA Euro 2016, and the major political conventions in the US. The Olympics have been having a hard time enforcing these rules – drone blocking devices such as jammers have been problematic, firstly because when the drones entered their radius, they would drop out of the sky. On the other hand if the system is enforced over a very large radius, it could impede other essential functions such as emergency services. For now, it seems, there is no solution in sight to prevent unlawful entry of drones into the Olympics airspace

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