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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.125

Tethered balloon to be lit at night

             (1)  A person may operate a tethered balloon at night at or above 400 feet AGL only if it is lit so as to be visible in VMC from at least 4 kilometres away.

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

          (1A)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (2)  The lighting required by subregulation (1) may be inside the balloon, on its outside, or on the ground.



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