Photographer Fined Over Drone Mishap at Fatboy Slim Concert

Giles Dalby, a 39-year-old photographer, faced legal repercussions after his drone nearly collided with DJ Fatboy Slim during a performance. Dalby, attempting to capture aerial footage, lost control of the drone, causing it to crash on stage.

Near-Miss Incident Leads to Legal Consequences

Giles Dalby, a 39-year-old photographer, faced repercussions after his drone nearly collided with DJ Fatboy Slim during a performance. Dalby, attempting to capture aerial footage, lost control of the drone, causing it to crash on stage.

Court Proceedings Reveal Carelessness

At Brighton Magistrates Court, Dalby was charged for the careless operation of the drone, endangering both the DJ and the audience of 8,500.

The prosecutor highlighted ignored warnings in the drone's flight data, while Dalby expressed remorse, reportedly citing confusion with the controls.

The Verdict and Penalty

Acknowledging Dalby's clean record and guilty plea, the court fined him £576, with additional costs and a victim surcharge, totaling £891.

This drone incident, that took place in the underscores the importance of responsible drone operation, especially in crowded events.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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