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 Drone pilot fined $900
Flin
 Posted: Jul 10 2017, 03:12 PM
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Drone pilot fined $900 for 'hazardous' flight at Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic's wedding
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Drone footage from a celebrity wedding in New South Wales has proved costly to its pilot, who was slapped with a $900 fine by Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

When TV presenter Sylvia Jeffreys and her journalist partner Peter Stefanovic tied the knot in April, a glittering Instagram post caught CASA's eye.

Jeffreys uploaded soaring footage of the celebration at Kangaroo Valley — a frothing magnum of champagne showering the bridal party, who bounced with joy as A-listers looked on behind them.

The ABC understands the person who was fined was a guest at the wedding.

CASA said the fine was issued for "hazardous flying at and near guests" and the organisation's director of aviation safety, Shane Carmody, made no apology for the fine.

"The rules protect people, property and aircraft from drones," Mr Carmody said.

"If you fly a drone it is your responsibility to fly by the rules and stay safe at all times.

"Every drone pilot should download CASA's drone safety app, which will help them fly safely."

In a separate incident, a pilot was fined $1,440 for flying in Sydney Harbour restricted airspace, and flying within 30 metres of people.

Another person was fined $900 after the drone they were flying came too close to a group of children at an Easter egg hunt in Canberra.

Last week, federal senator Pauline Hanson came under CASA's microscope, after posting a video of herself flying a drone in Townsville.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-10/drone-pilot-fined-after-jeffreys-stefanovic-wedding-flight/8694042

A few weeks ago we went to the Sports Day of our Grandies and there was a Gr. 6 teacher flying a drone not more than 4 metres from the kids running.
I said to Mrs Flin at the time that I thought what he was doing was illegal and sure enough.
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 Posted: Jul 10 2017, 04:32 PM
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Dob him/her in Flin.

A bit of a mishap could have taken a few kids out.

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