Kite flying has become synonymous with Easter, but one government department has reminded those partaking in the activity to choose their locations wisely.
The Civil Aviation Department has advised persons that the Civil Aviation (Aircraft Operations) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, 5A. (c), state that no person shall, unless permission is obtained in writing from the Director, fly a kite within five kilometres of an airport perimetre or in any other area that may be specified by the Director.??
This area runs from Oistins, Christ Church to Boarded Hall, St. George, Brereton and Six Roads, St. Philip and back to South Point and Oistins.?? Other areas include Silver Hill, Gall Hill, Kingsland, Wotton, Maxwell, Cane Vale, Newton, Scarborough, Pegwell and Gibbons, all in Christ Church. Kite flying has also been prohibited in Thornbury Hill, Silver Sands, Ealing Park, Wilcox, Lowlands, Coverley and Charnocks.?? The boundary extends to Pilgrim Road, Fairy Valley, Durants, Callenders, Chancery Lane, Parish Land and Lead Vale.?? ??????????????
The St. Philip communities of Gemswick, Mangrove, Heddings, Foul Bay, Ocean City, Diamond Valley and Rock Hall have also been listed in the no kite flying zone.
Any person who contravenes this regulation is guilty of an offence and if convicted can be fined up to $50,000, or imprisoned for 12 months; or can be indicted and fined $100,000, or imprisoned for two years.??