With several teams already experimenting with using drones to film practices, the Federal Aviation Administration began looking into the usage of such equipment by the NFL.
According to Jonathan Vanian of Fortune Magazine, the FAA has approved NFL Films to use drones for filming purposes with certain restrictions on how they can be used.
The approval only allows for usage of drones in stadiums that are empty. Therefore, footage of games in action still won’t be happening soon. The drones may not be larger than 55 pounds and can’t fly higher than 400 feet. They also must remain in visual range of the operator at all times.
The approval from the FAA came on Sept. 17.