Avi­a­tor in trou­ble af­ter on­line stunt

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

A Toko­roa per­son will not be fly­ing high af­ter be­ing caught break­ing the rules while op­er­at­ing a model air­craft. The per­son in ques­tion posted a YouTube video of him­self fly­ing the air­craft at Lake Moana-nui with­out the South Waikato District Coun­cil’s ap­proval. And be­cause the per­son did not have ‘‘wings’’ and was fly­ing above peo­ple in a public place the Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity [CAA] may take ac­tion. Mayor Neil Sin­clair said the coun­cil is yet to hear from the CAA but said the rules are there for a rea­son. ‘‘Fly­ing over peo­ple is a lit­tle scary isn’t it,’’ he said.

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