Kite Flying Safety Tips – Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s for Kite Flying

  • During festivals like “Makarsankranti”, bird rescue centers/camps are organized to treat birds injured during kite flying. One should be aware of the contact details of rescue centers, and veterinary doctors. Care should also be taken during kite flying to avoid bird injuries.
  • Use government-approved Manja.
  • Always observe local air safety regulations.  
  • Use Medical Taps on your Fingers and Wear Gloves when flying Large kites.

    Keep in mind these common safety precautions:
  • Don’t fly kites overcrowded by people, especially in kids’ areas.
  • Don’t fly close to Public roads. Landing a kite in a road could cause a serious road accident.
  • Keep away your kite from electric power lines, electrical signs, and TV and radio aerials.
  • Don’t fly near airports or Flying Zones.
  • Don’t fly your kite in overwinds its harmful to him.
  • 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. They are known to run away when kites land, but in some instances, they’ve been known to grab the kite and run away with it.
  • 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.
  • Do not use blades or nylon objects on a kite or glass powder line.

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