Nottingham’s 700-year-old Goose Fair declared a no-drone zone
Over its some 700-year-history, the UK’s annual Goose Fair in Nottingham has adapted to and embraced technological innovation as part of its festivities, but this year is drawing a line – in the sky – to exclude drones.
Drawing nearly half a million visitors per year, Nottingham’s Goose Fair owes its appeal to both the tradition it embodies, and the technological sophistication and diversity of the attractions (and, let’s be honest, rides) it has come to feature. Indeed, given the geographical expanse and visual flash of the event’s assembled assets, using drones to capture all its teeming activity has become not only a popular way of memorializing the celebration, but nearly the only way to fit all its imagery into the same video space.
But the steadily accumulating UAVs around the area – combined with large crowds on the ground and moving ride machinery often reaching high in the sky – has led Nottingham police and the…