Three Rivers Festival Leader on Drones: ‘We don’t want ’em’

The Three Rivers Festival is off and running but the festival’s executive director has made his stance on drones flying over the festival clear.

“We don’t want them,” Three Rivers Festival Executive Director Jack Hammer said. “It’s that easy. I don’t want to beat around the bush. We have hired some people to get us some drone footage who are all licensed, insured, qualified and trained.”

Fort Wayne Police are working under a new drone ordinance. No one can fly over public events. Pilots must notify police before flying in any downtown air space. FWPD said now is a crucial time to enforce safe drone flying.

“Really, what we’re most concerned about especially this week with the Three Rivers Festival and next month with the Riverfront grand opening, is the downtown area,” said Fort Wayne Police Lieutenant Jonathan Bowers. “So, notifications are required for any flights in that area. Now, while we don’t

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