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Fine for drone flight over sheeran concert
Date of publication:
6 April 2018
A man has been fined $1050 for flying his drone over Brisbane’s Ed Sheeran concert.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority issued the fine today for the hazardous operation of a drone.
The drone was flown at night, in a populous area, within 30 metres of people and beyond line of sight – all prohibited under the drone safety regulations.
Queensland police identified the man flying the drone and provided CASA with the evidence of the drone flight.
CASA investigated and today issued the fine as well as a counselling letter.
The breach of the drone regulations took place on 21 March 2018 at Suncorp Stadium. Police saw the drone fly over the stadium during the concert.
People flying drones must always follow the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. The rules are set out on the drone flyer web site.
Everyone with a drone is reminded drones are prohibited at all Commonwealth Games venues and events.
The drone ban will be strictly enforced and large fines may apply for breaches.
CASA works with police and other agencies to enforce the drone safety regulations.
Find out about Commonwealth Games drone bans.