Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Low-flying helicopters, drones will close downtown Cleveland streets this weekend: Part of "Fast & The Furious 8" filming

Kathryn's Report:

More movie-related detours and closures will tie up traffic later this week in downtown Cleveland, but this time shooting for “The Fast and The Furious 8” will be closing airspace too.

Downtown residents and business owners have received emails announcing the production will use low-flying helicopters and drones on Friday and Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. During that time, anyone not involved with the film will be asked to stay 500 feet away, while those drones fly over major downtown streets.

That's per Federal Aviation Administration regulations. 

“I think the FAA’s thinking on it is if you’re involved in the motion picture,  if you’re an actor, you’ve been appropriately briefed on how to safely be around a drone," Matt Mishak with said, "But somebody not participating could walk into, in front of a drone or be at risk of being hit by a drone, or the drone crashing into them."

Some people will be asked not go outside during parts of the day.

The aircraft will travel along:

Huron Road between Euclid Avenue and Ontario Street

Prospect Avenue between Ontario Street and East 21st Street

Ontario Street between Eagle Avenue and Prospect Avenue

East 9th Street between Bolivar Road and Euclid Avenue

Bolivar Road between East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue

East 14th Street between Erie Court and Brownell Court

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