Burning Man to punish drone usage for upcoming occasion

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Drones fly at the Autel booth throughout the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015|10:56 a.m.

RENO– Burning Man organizers will certainly not enable enthusiast drones at this year’s festival and will restrict the use of other drones.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the occasion will certainly provide permits for drones utilized for media coverage, event operations, art documents or art efficiency, however no other purposes.

The annual arts and complimentary expression festival will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 in the Black Rock Desert.

As numerous as 200 drones zoomed overhead at last year’s event, and Burning Guy spokesman Jim Graham states individuals were breaking the rules. The celebration had limited flying over burns, huge crowds and close to artwork.

Only 30 approved drones will be enabled this year. The application process opened Monday and closes August 14.

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