It appears that a man combined his two favorite things to do; fishing and flying drones. Only his latest invention that allows him to do both at the same time has caught the attention of aviation officials.
The Australian man can be seen in a video that was posted to Facebook controlling a huge six propeller drone that hovered over a lawn chair in which he was sitting. The drone then picked the chair and the man up in the air and hovered over a lake while he fished.
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating the footage posted on social media and will be trying to determine if any aviation laws were broken.
CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said there were serious safety risks involved with what appeared in the footage. "This is a first for Australia, to have a large homemade drone being used to lift someone off the ground," he said. "It's really not a sensible thing to do in any way, shape or form; there are lots of things that could have gone wrong, someone could have been seriously injured."