WIAA says leave the drones at home
Going to a state championship event in Washington? The WIAA says you can’t bring a drone, if you were even thinking of doing such a thing. Here’s the press release posted at wiaa.com:
WIAA Implements Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) Policy
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has determined the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, will be prohibited for any purpose by any persons at WIAA tournament venues.
“The policy addresses the safety of the student-participants, coaches and spectators and to maintain a fair and level playing field” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said.
WIAA Tournament management will deny admission or entry to anyone attempting to use a UAV; and if necessary, tournament management shall remove anyone attempting to use a UAV and/or confiscate the UAV until the event has been completed.
For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.
An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases for WIAA broadcast partners, provided the management of the tournament facility permits the presence of UAVs for broadcast purposes under the control of the WIAA.