Texas A&M University wasn’t too thrilled with the recent release of a video of the school’s new Kyle Field renovations captured by a drone, the school said in a press release.
One curious fan flew a drone over Texas A&M’s football stadium in College Station to shoot videos of the construction and posted them on YouTube under the user name frisk151.
In the release regarding that clip, Texas A&M reminded the public that the Kyle Field construction site is a restricted area near an airport, and that what they call careless and reckless use of a drone device — an Unmanned Aircraft System — could lead to fines of up to $10,000, according Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
College Station’s Easterwood Airport is about three miles from Kyle Field.
“The A&M System appreciates the benefits of the UAS technology; however, the safety of the public and workers within the Kyle Field Redevelopment zone are its primary concern,” the university wrote in the release.
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