A WEDDING photographer who proposed to his girlfriend by drone has been fined £500 for flying one in a busy metropolis centre.
David Louden, 31, was piloting the 2ft-wide gizmo to snap historic streets from the air.
Shocked council employees noticed it zooming by a second flooring window of Edinburgh Metropolis Chambers close to the Royal Mile.
And prosecutor Clare Crompton advised the capital’s sheriff court docket: “The drone flew as much as the peak of the constructing.”
Dad-of-two Louden was seen touchdown the system earlier than packing it into his automotive and driving off.
His transient Euan Gosney stated his consumer had been “unaware of the regulation” banning him from flying the unmanned plane — which was seized by cops — near crowded areas.
Louden, of Musselburgh, East Lothian, admitted breaching aviation legal guidelines in July final 12 months.
Sheriff Peter McCormack stated: “Ignorance isn’t any excuse.”
We advised how Louden used a drone to to hold a hoop when he popped the query to Lori Jeromson, 25, on a seaside in April.
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