Should drone photography be allowed at high school sporting events?

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One local school district is confronting the issue of drone photography on campus grounds.

Shawnee Mission School District administrators confirmed they’ve received a request from a photographer to fly an unmanned drone over a high school football game in their district.

Lance Nash has strong opinions about this. He operates a company called Hex FX Aerials out of his residence in Raytown, Mo., and he’s used his hexcopter to record some incredible sights around the metro.

I think if you fly safely, 99.9 percent of the dangers are taken out. If you’re not over heads. If you’re not over property. You’re fine.

The FAA prohibit commercial use of drones, but Nash doesn’t use his copter to make money. Jim Hinson with Shawnee Mission School District says he’s considering the request the district has received, making safety his top concern.

Jeremy Holaday with the Kansas State High School Activities Association said as of now, his ruling body has no guidelines in place.




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