FAA investigating drone flying over Denver marijuana rally

By: Associated Press
April 22, 2014 Updated: April 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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photo - Partygoers listen to live music on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Sunday April 20, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Partygoers listen to live music on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Sunday April 20, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) 

DENVER — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday people need permission to fly aircraft over crowded areas.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/lmdhclo), smaller drones are sometimes considered model aircraft, which don't require authorization but do have to follow FAA guidelines. Those guidelines say hobby-aircraft flyers must keep their aircraft below 400 feet above ground level and away from airports and air traffic.

Denver police say they found two unidentified men flying a drone over the rally in Denver's Civic Center Park. The men were asked to leave the top of the McNichols Civic Center Building because they didn't have the proper permission.

FAA investigating drone flying over Denver marijuana rally

By: Associated Press
Updated: April 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

DENVER — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday people need permission to fly aircraft over crowded areas. According to KMGH-TV...

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