New York City Marathon Declared No Drone Zone

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The skies above the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, will be a No Drone Zone, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today.

The FAA, working in close coordination with its federal partners, said Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) will be prohibited within a two nautical-mile radius of the start line, which is located at the western end of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Staten Island.  The No Drone Zone, detailed in Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) FDC 9/6103, will be in effect from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

A No Drone Zone for the end of the race will cover all of Central Park to a mile south of the park, encompassing airspace above the finish line.  The restricted area, detailed in NOTAM FDC 9/5935, will be in effect from 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. EDT.

Both restricted areas extend 1,000 feet above ground level.

UAS operators who violate these flight restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.