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General Health Tips

Fun and Safe Kite Flying

Spring is perfect for kite flying. Flying is great fun, but it can, at best, become a nuisance to the unconverted, so please be considerate of others and remember that buzzing over peoples’ heads may look like fun but can be extremely dangerous.

So if you want to show off your skills, don’t do it at the expense of others. Play hard, but play safe – nothing stops the fun faster than an injury!

Common Safety Precautions:

  • Don’t fly near people, especially young children.
  • Don’t fly close to roads. Landing a kite in a road could cause a serious accident.
  • Keep clear of electric power lines, electrical signs, and TV and radio aerials.
  • Don’t fly near airports.
  • Don’t fly your kite in winds stronger than recommended.
  • Never fly in stormy weather. Wet lines are conductive!
  • Don’t underestimate the power of the wind. Always wear gloves when flying a hard-pulling kite. Although it’s unusual for dogs to attack kites while still in the air, always make sure there are no dogs around when you land your kite.
  • Don’t let a young child fly a kite that needs more than a 30-pound flying line. Always accompany them on their first flights.
  • Watch out for rocks and holes while running with your kite.
  • Abandon a kite before risking your life to rescue it from trees or telephone poles. In the long run, you’ll be better off buying a new kite.

 

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MaxCure Group of Hospitals is the fastest growing multi-speciality chain in India. Established in the year 2011, MaxCure Group of Hospitals has the vision to offer clinical excellence through experienced doctors, high-end infrastructure and transparent patient care which is on par with the best in the world.