- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration will monitor the Balloon Fiesta again to make sure drones are kept out.

KOAT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1P48a4D) officials are continuing to ban recreational drones within the three miles of the event’s airspace radius.

Balloon Fiesta spokesman Tom Garrity said a couple of people pushed the envelope last year. Those individuals were contacted and spoken to, and Garrity said the unauthorized drones were taken out of event airspace.

An FAA spokesman said he was unaware of any citations or penalties issued last year. He said education has been the main focus.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html


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