NFL First Major U.S. League to Win FAA Permission to Use Drones

  • Agency won't allow drone filming over packed stadiums
  • FAA in June said it was probing NFL teams for illegal use

A drone hovers over the practice field during a Dallas Cowboys organized team activity at the NFL football team's headquarters on June 10, 2015, in Irving, Texas.

Photographer: Tim Sharp/AP Photo

The National Football League can use drones to shoot films, documentaries and television segments, becoming the first major sports league to receive such permission from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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