New downtown drone rules approved by city council

Fort Wayne's city council approved the new regulations Tuesday evening.

Posted: May. 14, 2019 9:53 PM
Updated: May. 15, 2019 8:27 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Drone operators now have to take an extra step to fly over crowded areas in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne's city council approved the new regulations Tuesday evening.

It requires drone operators to notify police when they plan to fly downtown or over festivals outside downtown.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said this is just a simple notification.

Police can't deny flights because that's left up to the FAA.

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