Updated 11:10 p.m: The NYPD is looking into the drone and the Yankees are aware of it, a Yankees spokesman said.
NEW YORK — That was unsettling.
A mysterious drone flew above Yankee Stadium in the middle of Yankees-Red Sox on Saturday night.
It hung in the air for maybe 15 minutes around the big Delta Airlines sign in right-center field. It flashed red and green lights as it buzzed around, heading toward center field before zipping toward right field.
It eventually vanished behind the stands in right field and out of the stadium.
It’s illegal to fly drones in and around stadiums, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
From the FAA:
The FAA uses the term “No Drone Zone” to help people identify areas where they cannot operate a drone or unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The operating restrictions for a No Drone Zone are specific to a particular location. You can find out if there are airspace restrictions where you are planning to fly using the B4UFLY mobile app.
No Drone Zone Areas
Restricted Airspace: The FAA prohibits drone flight over certain areas of airspace.
Local Restrictions: In some locations, drone takeoffs and landings are restricted by state, local, territorial, or tribal government agencies. The FAA has provided No Drone Zone sign that can be used by these governments to identify areas where there are local flight restrictions. It is important to note, these No Drone Zones only restrict taking off or landing and do not restrict flight in the airspace above the identified area.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) define a certain area of airspace where air travel is limited for a period and may be in place for different reasons. The FAA may use the term “No Drone Zone” to identify an area where there is a TFR. Examples include, major sporting events, presidential movements, or in security sensitive areas designated by federal agencies. Restriction details of the TFR include, size, altitude, date/time, and what types of operations are restricted and permitted. All pilots are required to adhere to the restrictions of the TFR.
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