Grenada airports authority prohibits public to fly kites in vicinity of airport for aviation safety

While advising people, the notice stated that the Grenada Airports Authority wishes to advise the general public that the flying of kites within the vicinity of the airport is prohibited. 

Grenada airports authority prohibits public to fly kites in vicinity of airport for aviation safety
Grenada airports authority prohibits public to fly kites in vicinity of airport for aviation safety

Grenada: The airport authority of the Caribbean country prohibited the general public from flying the kites in the vicinity of the airport. They have also issued an important notice for the Maurice Bishop International Airport St George’s Grenada, West Indies, to inform them about the schedule of the several flights in the country on Friday, April 8, 2022. 

The airport authority has issued the notice to the general public in order to maintain Aviation safety. 

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While advising people, the notice stated that the Grenada Airports Authority wishes to advise the general public that the flying of kites within the vicinity of the airport is prohibited. 

The authorities of Grenada also shared the various prohibited areas. The notice reads that the prohibited areas include but are not limited to Quarantine Point, Calliste, Frequente, Fort Jeudy, St Paul’s, Mt. Parnassus, and Mt. Mortiz, and the vicinity of Lauriston Airport in Carriacou. 

While stating the reason behind the decision, the notice determined, “Flying Kites pose a serious threat to aircraft as kites can be easily ingested into aircraft engines or become entangled in aircraft propellers resulting in engine failure with catastrophic consequences; to aircraft passengers and persons on the ground.”

Further, the Grenada Airports Authority, therefore, also urged the general public to show some courtesy to the authorities and cooperate towards ensuring the safety of aircraft operations into and out of the Maurice Bishop International Airport. 

In addition to that, the Grenada airport authority will also be seeking help from the Royal Grenada Police Force when dealing with violators of this notice. 

“Let us all pray our part in making the Esaie kiteflying season a safe one,” the notice reads. 

So, from now till the festival season of Kites, people are not allowed to fly kites in the vicinity of the airport, and strict action will be taken against the violators.