By Claire Danneman | Vice NewsThe two-year old kite that was once a staple of the beach in the United States has been banned in Spain.
In fact, a ban has been placed on kite flying over the Spanish mainland since last week.
The kite’s inventor, Daniel Fortuna, has claimed it is safe to fly over Spanish territory.
Fortunas claims that the kite is not a flight hazard and has a history of safety concerns.
In the United Kingdom, kites have also been banned from British skies since May 2018.
However, the kites are not the only flying contraptions banned by Spain.
On May 17, the government announced a ban on the flying of kites over the country’s coastlines.
The move follows a complaint by the Popular Party for the Regulation of Aviation.
The party said that kites were the result of a “political decision by the government.”
According to the government, the ban is aimed at preventing “unnecessary noise pollution” on Spanish coasts.
However the ban has not yet been implemented.