[Fwd: LF: Re: Kite flying in GW]
Tue, 08 Sep 1998 07:15:52 -0400
Peter Martinez wrote:
> >From Peter Martinez G3PLX Kendal Cumbria.
> Re kite flying: The Lake district is also used for low flying by the RAF, and I too have seen the topsides of Tornados below the house here.
> I phoned the local RAF information line and asked what was the situation re kite flying. I was told that their aircraft have to fly above 250ft. and that the maximum height for flying a kite is 200ft. They were not at all worried about the smallness of the 50ft margin. I flew my kite up to a height of 300ft above the feedpoint, which would put the kite (downwind) about 200ft above the top of the hill behind the house.
> Conclusion: flying a kite 200ft above flat terrain in a low-flying area should be OK. But not near an airfield of course.