Choose a flying site at least 5 km (3
miles) from an airfield and a good distance away from roads and
Never fly a kite near electric pylons,
overhead power cables or overhead lines of any kind. If you kite
gets caught in overhead lines, do not try to remove it yourself.
Seek help from your local authorities
Do not fly in a thunderstorm, the kite
could act as a lightening conductor (remember Ben Franklin?).
Being struck by lightening could cause serious injury of even
Avoid flying over the heads of other
people or animals as this could cause them alarm, or worse yet,
injury. If people walk under your kite to watch they may be
unaware of the dangers. To avoid any problems fly your kite up
to the top of the wind window and wait for them to move out of
Do not fly your kite over the legal limit
in your country. In the United Kingdom this is 60m (200 ft) as
stated by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Wear protective gloves, especially for
larger kites and in stronger winds to avoid string burns.
Do not fly your kite over vehicles. The
kite could hit the vehicle causing distraction to the driver and
possibly an accident, not to mention damage to your kite. Your
kite could also get caught on a moving vehicle which could drag
you to the ground. Ouch!! This could result in serious injury.
Keep away from flying too close to other
kites unless stunting or kite fighting.
Wear safety gear, helmet, gloves etc when
Don't fly near dogs. Most of the time they
run away but I had an experience when a dog attacked my kite. A
dogs teeth and your expensive kite don't go together well.
SAFETY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FLYER, NOT THE SPECTATOR
USE EXTREME CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN FLYING POWER KITES