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compare rules for kites and balloons

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeff48920, May 18, 2015.

  1. Jeff48920

    Jun 25, 2014
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    Pomona, IL
    Really sad when you can fly a 5 pound kite or a 6 foot diameter balloon with fewer restrictions than a much smaller 1.28 kg phantom .,,,,,,

    "The big rules regarding kites/balloons kick in for a kite "over 5 pounds" or a balloon "over 6 feet in diameter / 115 cubic feet of gas capacity", and are:

    1. You have to keep them at least 500 feet below any clouds.
    2. You have to keep them less than 500 feet above the ground.
    3. You must be at least 5 miles from the boundary of any airport.
    If your kite/balloon is going to be more than 150 feet above the surface you're also supposed to coordinate with the closest ATC facility (who would theoretically put out a NOTAM saying "John Doe is going to be flying a kite/balloon/thingy here, between these hours. Please try not to hit it.")"
    #1 Jeff48920, May 18, 2015
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
  2. jason

    Oct 12, 2014
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    Commerce Twp,MI
    Ridicullous! :(
  3. tcope

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    Seems like I can't get away from it in either category...

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