Public Safety agencies are employing drones at Large Scale Events for many purposes:
- Pre-event imagery collection
- Search and Rescue
- Tactical response and support
- Forensic imagery collection
Conducting UAS operations for large scale events can test the mettle of even the most well-established organizations. Managing demands from numerous stakeholders, overcoming regulatory hurdles, addressing privacy and First Amendment concerns, coordinating with multiple teams, and dealing with logistical challenges – these concerns and more are just some of the obstacles you'll face with these kinds of events.
Before you do anything, take time to identify and agree upon the mission with all stakeholders. Having everyone on the same page is critical to the success of any event. If different teams have different objectives, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to fulfill the mission.