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Let's Go Fly a Kite...But Not Near the Airport, Okay?

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Officials let a local teenager off after he engaged in an activity that violates federal regulations: flying a kite in a park.

Sheriff's deputies saw a 19-year-old man flying his kite at Bonelli Park in San Dimas recently, according to the Los Angeles Times. This park happens to be next door to an airport, and it had all sorts of signs warning people NOT to fly their kites. Authorities stopped him and gave him a warning, since the man reeled in his kite right away. He swore that he missed the signs, so they let him off...this time.

But now authorities used this as an opportunity to let you know about when it's illegal to fly a kite. It turns out you're not supposed to fly anything over 500 feet or within 5 miles of an airport. However, you can apply for an official kite-flying waiver through the FAA if you want to fly a kite under 150 feet near an airport.