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DHS, FAA issue temporary flight restriction over City of Portland

DJI Mavic 2 drone. (Pixabay/Released)

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration have issued a temporary flight restriction over the City of Portland for unmanned aircraft systems, such as drones, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website. That means personal drones cannot be flown within city limits.

Administration officials said the restriction is for special security reasons, but they did not elaborate on those reasons. The restriction began July 16 and will end Aug. 16.

The restriction is for aircraft systems that fly at or below 1,000 feet. Commercial airplanes and any manned aircrafts are not affected by the restriction.

Kama Simonds, spokesperson for Port of Portland, said the airport was made aware of the restriction last week. She said approach paths for the Portland airport should be unaffected.


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