Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Police helicopter landed to tell man he was flying his kite too high

A police helicopter landed on an area of parkland in Bristol to order a high-flying kite enthusiast to bring down his craft.

The helicopter swooped on Durdham Down at about 2:15pm on Sunday, with air crew reporting the kite was soaring 1,000 feet (300m) up in the air.

The height limit for kites is 240ft (73m). They gave the man a warning about the dangers he was posing but not further action was taken against him.

The pilot said the kite endangered small aircraft from Bristol Airport which is approximately nine miles away. The helicopter crew passed on the man's details to the Civil Aviation Authority.

There's a short video with one of the helicopter crew here.

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