FBI Los Angeles
Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller
(310) 996-3343
December 31, 2019

Law Enforcement Partners Remind Drone Owners About 'No Drone Zone' in Pasadena Airspace for Rose Bowl, Parade, and Related Events

The FBI provides assistance to law enforcement for a number of special events throughout the year, to include the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game in the city of Pasadena. Since the FBI will assist the Pasadena Police Department (PPD), which is leading security efforts for Rose Bowl events on New Year’s Day, we join our PPD partners in reminding the public that the airspace above these events is a 'No Drone Zone.' Law enforcement strongly advises the public to leave drones of all sizes at home so that the safety of all attendees is ensured.

As the PPD has advised, law enforcement will enforce local and federal laws regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones), during New Year’s Day events in the city of Pasadena.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for both the Tournament of Roses parade and Rose Bowl football game. Information about all federal UAS/drone regulations can be found on the FAA website. The specific TFR can be found at: Rose Bowl/Parade TFR.

Law enforcement in attendance will actively monitor the events for illegal UAS/drone use.

There is a zero tolerance policy regarding any UAS/drone use anywhere within the “No Drone Zone” established by the FAA for these events. Drone incursions in a TFR are considered illegal. Anyone who attempts to fly a UAS/drone in any prohibited manner may be subject to arrest, prosecution, fines, and/or imprisonment.