• Anyone looking to fly a kite at significant heights in the UK should ensure that they comply with important safety rules. These rules are in place to ensure their safety and that of any aircraft flying in the vicinity. The key points to be aware of are:

    • Anyone flying a kite at a height greater than 60 metres above the surface requires permission from the CAA's airspace regulation section.
    • The kite string/cable must be clearly visible through the use of lighting, markers or streamers.
    • Where permission has been granted for kite flyers to operate at heights greater than 300 feet (91.4 metres) above the surface, the CAA will also issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to forewarn other airspace users of the potential hazard.

    Further information and details of how to contact the Airspace Regulation Section are available on our Airspace coordination notices, large balloon releases and other events page.