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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.205

Lighting by night--heavy balloons

             (1)  A person may operate a heavy balloon above 60 000 feet pressure altitude at night only if it is lit so as to be visible in VMC from at least 4 kilometres away.

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

             (4)  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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