Following recent changes in the law concerning the use of drones. Cambridge United have been advised that each of their floodlights will need to be lowered by 10 feet to comply with new regulations. In Rule 1912/4 the Aviation Flight Control Council have also determined that all structures over 50 feet high must have amber flashing lights fitted to them. These will need to remain on throughout matches.
Ian Darler Stadium Manager said " We will have to comply with the new laws and are currently exploring all options. The preferred one will require the top framework section of the pylon to be unbolted and removed in order to comply with the new regulation. The other option although higher in cost would be to dig underneath the structure and remove the pole shoes. Another concern with removing the top section will be the birds who with the current climate are nesting. Fortunately the club could do most themselves. The club would also need to confirm with the league that the first three matches of the next season are all played away but it depends on how the work flows and any negative elements.
Industry expert Ivor Coolicon said that " The AFC fully understand the problems that may be caused by the changes. However, the club needs to comply before the 31st November with the latest law changes. There will be no extension lead times allowed to meet the deadline.
When asked Mr Coolicon was unaware of how many other clubs could be affected by the changes, but did not think it would be more than half a dozen
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