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Its not just drones getting in to trouble, today it was a kite

Discussion in 'News' started by sdharris, May 8, 2016.

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    next it will be don't let your helium balloon loose or you might get fined for it
     
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    Both air pollution and water as the turtles try and eat them and it chugs them up
     
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    240' max altitude for a kite? Omfg.

    I wish a meteor would hit already.
     
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    THIS JUST IN...

    It turns out it was not a kite.

    It was the same plastic bag that hit the plane!

    :D
     
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    They mentioned a nearby airport. I wonder how far away it was.

    I'm also curious about the model rockets that my sons and I launch. Some of those go a thousand feet or more...
     
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    Check out the "Tripoli rocket club" non profit organization, Tripoli.org
     
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    No information on the kite but I suspect it was a small store bought kite. Seems a bit excessive to land a police helicopter at a public park to take action. I wonder why they would not simply call and have a ground unit report to the park. This is usually how these things are handled.

    I know US rules on kites much better then UK but UK rules appear to be 30m near airport and 60m otherwise. Article states police told the flier that 73m (or 240f) was the limit. These seem like _really_ odd numbers.

    Most people who fly choose to fly kites as a major hobby don't fly very high. I typically fly at 200-300f. You want to be able to see the kite. As mentioned, it's almost always a small store bought kite that people fly that kite.


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