It says in the article that there was video evidence. Also this has been going on since 2017. Buddy was obviously threatening them with the drone. I agree that this idiot males it harder for us law abiding pilots. I'd like to hope that if it was an honest mistake or over exaggerated, the penalty would be much less. On the other hand..... Is the government really gonna throw us all into the same class? Wonder if his drone was registered? Bet not. Mine is! So now how exactly does this regs and licences make it safer for the public or myself? I paid the dues but the ppl they catch doing this retarded stuff I bet didnt. Maybe we should just need a life licence test if you pass your welcome to do as you like with revelant training of course. The ppl who fail get thrown from the cliffs into the ocean like we used to do. I'm not that guy and being treated like him because we both fly a drone.