(620 ILCS 5/43b)
(from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.43b)
Dropping objects from aircraft.
No person while operating or riding in any type of aircraft shall cause
to be dropped therefrom, any object used to publicize or advertise any
product, service, activity or event, including circulars, posters,
handbills or other advertising matter. No person or owner or lessee while
operating or riding in any type of aircraft may cause to be dropped
therefrom any other object unless he applies for, on forms prescribed and
furnished by the Department, and receives from the Department a dropping
permit specifying the name and address of the person authorized to make the
drop; the date, time and place for which the drop is authorized to be made
and the object authorized to be dropped.
Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
This Section does not prohibit the otherwise lawful use of aircraft for
crop dusting and other activities in aid of agriculture.
(Source: P.A. 77-2312