TWO Types of Drone “No Fly” Zones

Unbeknownst to me until this morning, there are actually TWO types of “no fly” zones governing the use of drones.

They are: 1) permanent “no fly” zones — typically adjacent to airports, where drones could interfere with low-flying commercial aircraft; and 2) temporary “no fly” zones, which are off-limits due to security concerns, while VIP’s fly over head.

According to my drone photographer, it was the latter category that (quite literally) grounded him this am near Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake, where he was to have taken aerial photos of my new listing.

No biggie:  we rescheduled for tomorrow a.m.

P.S.: Due to security, apparently the identity of the VIP is not disclosed.

But, as my photographer put it, “they don’t close federal air space for Bruno Mars.”

Update: the visitor was Vice President Mike Pence, addressing state Republicans at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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