- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Officials will soon vote whether to make the Georgia National Fair a no-fly zone and thereby ban drones and remote-controlled airplanes.

The Macon Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1hr9thg ) reports that the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority Board will vote Sept. 9 on whether it will adopt the new protocol.

Fairgrounds spokeswoman Stacy Campbell says the proposed rule was suggested by the fairgrounds’ public safety department. Should the board adopt the rule, it would have to apply with the Federal Aviation Administration to have the 1,100-acre complex in Perry designated an official no-fly zone.

Similar no-fly zones have become protocol during other large attractions such as Atlanta Braves baseball games at Turner Field.

The fair is scheduled to be held from Oct. 8 through Oct. 18.


Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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