So can we fly on our own now ? Boris said sports would be allowed but i cant find a list anywhere,and can we fly with a friend not in our household but socially distanced ? the way i see it yes we are on a par with angling in that we need space around us , a few weeks ago one of our members flew a rev in a field no one else there and recieved a official police warning ! So that ended that. but things have changed your thoughts guys and hope you are all safe and not going mad ! Pete
Post by Gareth Williams on May 11, 2020 18:25:13 GMT
Interesting question Pete. My viewnisnthatnafter Wednesday, we will be able to fly provided we maintain social distancing, which, let's face it, most kite Flyers do anyway unless in a rok fight.
If golf clubs are going to open and angling is to be encouraged, I can't see any reason why we shouldn't be able to fly. I don't think I would take a chair with me, but as Boris seems to be saying we can now sit on park benches...
I might pop out and test the water, so to speak, later in the week.
As I read it we would probably be ok flying on our own somewhere, possibly even meeting one friend and flying together whilst keeping social distancing. However kites tend to attract people so we would have to be careful of attracting a crowd, something that fishing and golf can never be accused of, and should we be out in club clothing it could send the wrong message to the public. Some people have been flying with no problems, others have had wrists slapped I think it all depends on local interpretation of the COVID-19 regulations
I phoned the police about a week ago and asked them exactly this question. I was told that it was fine for me to go and fly kites as long as I included it in my daily exercise routine and maintained social distancing. I went and flew for about an hour and a half on the cliffs above Palm Bay and no-one bothered me. I fully intend to go again and again, just need to finish some more of my projects!
Ok,i will go out after wednesday , iff i get any bother will come back on here, seems like the kent police see things a bit different to essex police although colin said flying was his daily exercise they said no and go home .pete
I haven't stopped flying and no one's bothered me. Don't think I've actually seen any fuzz round my area at all during this time. I could be cynical with all the second homers round here plus all the journeys made by the bikers and boy-racer roaring around our near-empty roads are so absolutely necessary aren't they? A few people innocently flying kites shouldn't raise any eyebrows when you consider how many people seem to be so blatantly flounting the rules, plus all the dogs who only get walked for 20 mins, once a day - yeah right!