By Medicover Hospitals / 26 September 2021

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  • Spring is perfect for kite flying. Flying is great fun, but it can, at best, become a nuisance to the unconverted, so please be considerate of others and remember that buzzing over peoples’ heads may look like fun but can be extremely dangerous.
  • So if you want to show off your skills, don’t do it at the expense of others. Play hard, but play safe – nothing stops the fun faster than an injury!
  • Common Safety Precautions:

    • Don’t fly near people, especially young children.
    • Don’t fly close to roads. Landing a kite in a road could cause a serious accident.
    • Keep clear of electric power lines, electrical signs, and TV and radio aerials.
    • Don’t fly near airports.
    • Don’t fly your kite in winds stronger than recommended.
    • Never fly in stormy weather. Wet lines are conductive!
    • Don’t underestimate the power of the wind. Always wear gloves when flying a hard-pulling kite. Although it’s unusual for dogs to attack kites while still in the air, always make sure there are no dogs around when you land your kite.
    • Don’t let a young child fly a kite that needs more than a 30-pound flying line. Always accompany them on their first flights.
    • Watch out for rocks and holes while running with your kite.
    • Abandon a kite before risking your life to rescue it from trees or telephone poles. In the long run, you’ll be better off buying a new kite.
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