Flying the Bold North | Super Bowl 52 airport traffic for MAC

Super Bowl LII was deemed the coldest in history with a kick off temp of 2 degrees. The rest of the day hung around or below zero with a wind chill of -25 making our flight a little brisk. Hand-warmers, face masks and many layers were a must for this good-ole-fashioned Minnesota day.

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We had a great time chasing snowplows on runways and hanging out the side of Helicopters in the sub-zero Minnesota weather for our latest shoot. In partnership with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and Hummingbird Aviation (HBA), North Star Aerial embraced the Bold North and flew doors off just prior to Super Bowl LII.  There were 2,596 total flights related to the Super Bowl and 441 planes on the ground during the game. The logistics of flying on Super Bowl Sunday was no joke. A big shout out to Chris Cooper and the entire Hummingbird Aviation team for planning flight Ops!

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Permitted to fly: ​​​​​​​Minneapolis Drone Operator for Super Bowl LII Events

When special events come to town it is fairly common for heightened security and restrictions to be put in place. Super Bowl LII is no exception. With Minnesota hosting this year's game, The City of Minneapolis is requiring an additional unmanned aircraft permit for any and all drone operations in the downtown area. We are excited to be one of few Minneapolis drone operators permitted to fly in the special event zone in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.

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Cleared for Bravo! | North Star Aerial has been approved to fly in controlled airspace.

North Star Aerial has been awarded wide area clearance to fly in MSP Class Bravo Airspace. This allows short-notice jobs to be executed (in most areas) forgoing the long approval process. We must operate in the appropriate altitudes based off the FAA's ARCGIS grid.This pre-approved status will open up lots of opportunity in the Twin Cities. We are excited to be able to fly on short notice!

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