Operations / Safety

Operations / Safety

Kite Flying Checklist


AEROKAT Mission Flight Team Suggested Job Descriptions  


Kite Safety -- Whether you are flying alone or in a busy park, it is good to remember the 3 C's of kite safety: Caution. Courtesy, and Common Sense.

Safety Notes:  

  • Never fly a kite with bare hands.  
  • Always wear gloves.  
  • String contact with skin can cause serious cuts.  
  • Always wear leather gloves when flying these kites.  
  • Before flying an Aeropod, flyers should have a minimum of 3 test flights.
  • Never fly your kite near power line
  • If your kite gets caught in a power line, don't touch the line or the kite. Call OPPD and make sure nobody gets near the area until help arrives.
  • Never fly your kite in stormy weather. A kite can make you a very tall lightning rod.
  • Never use metallic flying line
  • Be mindful of others. Be especially aware of other people, coolers, chairs, and fences.
  • Don't fly your kite near or over other people. Some fighting kites can reach speeds of 80 mph, so if they hit someone, a serious injury could result.
  • Don't fly your kite near trees, roads or vehicles.
  • Don't overpower yourself with a kite too big for the wind conditions.

Kite Safety Poster from NASA