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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.190

Lighting--medium and heavy balloons

             (1)  A person may operate a medium or heavy balloon below 60 000 feet pressure altitude at night only if both the balloon and its payload are lit (whether or not they become separated during the operation) so as to be visible, under the prevailing conditions, for at least 4 kilometres in all directions.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

             (2)  For subregulation (1), a balloon is being operated at night if the sun is below the balloon's horizon.

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

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



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