As the US Open, a Grand Slam event, begins Monday in New York City with 100% spectator capacity, it marks a return to normalcy for the global tennis community. And so the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is taking zero chances with anyone who may be interested in getting a “unique view” of the tournament. This means no drones.
The NYPD, along with its Counterterrorism Bureau, is reminding drone pilots that launching, landing, or operating drones within city limits is strictly prohibited.
And if you get caught violating the city’s drone laws, you will be prosecuted and subjected to city, state, and federal penalties and fines. Meanwhile, you can also say goodbye to your drone and its connected devices.