People have been complaining worldwide about drone regulations coming into force. Register this, pay for that, can’t fly there anymore… Well, people like British drone pilot Mark Bagguley are why. The BBC reports he’s been fined £3,000 and given a six-month suspended sentence for flying his drone over a crowd while a NOTAM was in effect, dangerously close to aircraft.
At Buxton Carnival in England, a World War II Hurricane aircraft was doing a flyby as part of a show when visitors spotted what they thought was a bird flying near the plane. One visitor proceeded to photograph it, and it wasn’t until he got home and looked at them on the computer that he released it was a drone. After police saw them, they used social media to track down the offender.