Kite flying near Kai Tak | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Kite flying near Kai Tak

Kite flying near Kai Tak

There has been discussion on kite flying near Kai Tak. This newsprint describes the hazards. I hope the kite flyer did not have the twine wrapped around his hands at the time of impact! IDJ 

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1959


Not many people are aware but kite-flying is not permitted within 5 km of Hong Kong International Airport, Shek Kong Aerodrome and Shun Tak Heliport. The hazards to aircraft are all too obvious.

In the Kai Tak days kite flying was a common sight above the tenements in Kowloon City.

Hi there,

Hmm.. would owloon City still be in the no-kite zone as of today?  I know the Aviation Club still flys choppers in and out of their club house there.  I chopper was landing when I walked by some three weeks ago.

Best Regards,