An Australian drone pilot was fined AUD$7750 earlier this month in the Wollongong Magistrates Court over unsafe drone flights. The man was spotted by the public and later the NSW Police. The fine comes as the Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) is finalizing new drone laws and taking a hands-on approach in the drone community. The fine would have originally been AUD$1050 but the man refused to pay, sending the matter to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. Where he was given three charges and was forced to pay AUD$2500 per charge along with court costs bringing the total to AUD$7750. The Port Kembla man was spotted flying within 30 meters of people and his neighbors. The NSW Police reported the man to CASA for performing multiple flights at night.