togsie Posted February 17, 2008 Share Posted February 17, 2008 Hi All, after reading some positive feedback about Windsor Gt Park as a venue for some ground handling practice i thought I'd make the most of the good weather and get myself over there for some much needed practice! Unfortunately my experience was a bit different to the other guys that have used it, I'd only been there 15 mins when 2 wardens approached me and told me to pack it in. I explained, as others have done, what I was doing and that I wouldn't actually be taking off. I'm afraid that my explanation didn't cut any ice and I was told that I was breaking Health and Safety regs as my wing was too big and I could injure someone. This is despite the fact that I was in the designated kite flying area and there wasn't another living soul within a country mile of me. I was probably just unlucky that this particular jobsworth of a warden and his mate were pissed off because they had to work on a Sunday and didn't like the idea of someone enjoying themselves, but it does seem that individual wardens have different ideas about what is and what isn't allowed. It's a real shame because it is a great spot with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy themselves in safety. Is it worth contacting the park authorities and asking for some clarification of the rules, or it best to let sleeping dogs lay just in case they come back with an emphatic NO! Regards. Togsie. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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