Police warn of dangerous drone use at Franz Josef – Newstalk ZB

A dressing down for a couple of drone users on the West Coast.

Franz Josef police say they’ve had to speak to two people flying drones inappropriately in one week.

Another four sightings were reported by the public in the two weeks prior.

Constable Brent Whittington said in the most recent incident on Sunday, a man flew a drone in a helicopter flight path at Glacier Country Heliport.

He said the Heliport manager was extremely concerned when he called Police.

The drone user had no idea about controlled airspace rules and operated his machine without permission- he was given a formal warning. 

The port is installing signs around its perimeter and on nearby state highways to prevent further dangers. 

 

 

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