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State Fair of Texas drone policy prohibits overflights, even with FAA approval

By DRONELIFE Contributing Editor Jim Magill

The State Fair of Texas has posted a media policy that prohibits all drone overflight above the festival while the fair is in session, even those that are launched from a site off the fairgrounds, and even if those flights are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A spokesman has said the policy is undergoing a review for a possible revision to comply with FAA regulations, but as of Friday, September 1, the old policy was still on the Fair’s website.

According to its Guidelines for Media Participation, Fair Park, in Dallas will be a “No Drone Zone,” during the duration of the Fair, which is set to run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 22.

“The Fair, Fair Park and the entire fairgrounds are a ‘No Drone Zone.’ Per FAA regulations, Small Unmanned Aircrafts (UASs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles…