PSC Safety Bulletin
April 2019 - Supplement
An incident with potentially serious consequences in Derbyshire reminds us of the need to take extra care when there are spectators watching. On holiday weekends with loads of pilots and members of the public around, there is a real risk of serious injury.
Without going into detail, a small boy was injured by a landing paraglider and taken to hospital – fortunately it seems the line burns were not serious.
Please take care around spectators; because they see no spinning props, no hot exhaust, no hard metal tubes, it all seems a safe as a bag of washing. We know the hazards: please ensure that members of the public are not put in danger. Suggest where they could get a better view and be safer. The consequences of a serious injury to a bystander don’t bear thinking about and would be awful for all concerned.