Two Elistair tethered drones were put to use during the 53rd Super Bowl in Atlanta: One deployed by CNN for news coverage and the other by Unified Command for security.
CNN received an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly their drone for live broadcast during and after the game on February 3, according to a news release. The news agency’s DJI M200 drone was tethered to an Elistair Ligh-T and operated by Vector Aerial. The system was set on the rooftop of the CNN building, which faces Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It operated at a height of 45 meters above the rooftop to collect footage.
Unified Command teams appointed by the NFL also tethered