Drone/RPAS Flights at Events and Festivals
Festival organizer (licensee) consent is required before a permit for drone/RPAS flights can be issued.
A Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for an advertised event is needed when operating a drone/RPAS in less than 100’ away from the boundaries of an advertised event.
The boundaries of an advertised event (outdoor event including a concert, performance, festival, market or sporting event and so on) are limited by perimeter fences and gates where people are restricted by the event personnel, volunteers and security, or peace officers.
Where no such perimeter is defined for outdoor advertised events like for marathons, triathlons, cycling, swimming or skiing event, fishing derby, sailing, cruise ships, fireworks and so on, it is expected that the boundaries of the advertised event will be at least 100’ from people participating in the advertised event and 100’ from the track of the sporting event for all category of drone/RPAS pilot certificates and model of small drone/RPAS.