Kite Flying And Aviation Safety

PR – The Grenada Airports Authority  wishes to advise the general public, that the flying of kites within the  vicinity of the airport is prohibited. Prohibited areas include but are not  limited to Quarantine Point, Calliste, Frequente, Fort Jeudy, St. Paul’s, Mt.  Parnassus and Mt. Moritz and the vicinity of Lauriston Airport in Carriacou.  

Flying kites pose a serious threat to aircraft safety 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. 

The Grenada Airports Authority, therefore, urges the general public to  cooperate towards ensuring the safety of aircraft operations into and  out of the Maurice Bishop International Airport.  

The Grenada Airports Authority will be seeking the assistance of the  Royal Grenada Police Force in dealing with violators of this notice. 

Let us all play our part in making this Easter kite flying season a safe one.