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Heavy fines for kites in restricted zones


Heavy fines for kites in restricted zones

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The Barbados Civil Aviation Department has received reports of kite flying in low flying aircraft districts.

Persons who fly kites are reminded that such activity is dangerous to low flying aircraft and they can be prosecuted for flying kites in no-kite flying zones.

Restrictions are in place for districts which fall five kilometres off the perimeter of the Grantley Adams International Airport. This zone stretches from Oistins in Christ Church to Boarded Hall in St George, and Brereton and Six Roads in St Philip, back to South Point and Oistins.

Kites must not be flown in the following areas in Christ Church: Silver Hill, Gall Hill, Kingsland, Wotton, Maxwell, Cane Vale, Newton, Scarborough, Pegwell, Gibbons, Thornbury Hill, Silver Sands, Ealing Park, Wilcox, Lowlands, Coverley, Charnocks, Pilgrim Road, Fairy Valley, Durants, Callenders, Chancery Lane, Parish Land and Leadvale.

Other areas where kite flying is prohibited are Gemswick, Mangrove, Heddings, Foul Bay, Ocean City, Diamond Valley, and Rock Hall in St Philip.

Persons found guilty of flying kites in these restricted areas may be fined between $50 000 and $100 000, or imprisoned for a period of 12 months or up to two years. (BGIS)