Hundreds of witches were arrested in Kansas this week. They violated Kansas City airspace.
Witches’ broomsticks are considered similar to any heavier-than-air transportation device that is airborne, and are thus regulated by the FAA.
“A witch on a broomstick can not fly above the 2,000 feet,” an FAA representative, Gavin Riddell told WWN. Hundreds of witches chose to defy this law this week and they were arrested. ”We will not tolerate rogue witches,” said Riddell.
There are no penalties for witches flying below 2,000 feet, as witches have done for centuries.
“Witchcraft isn’t a joke,” said Kansas City Councilwoman, Jeanette Rizzi. ”Witches belong to a the Wiccan religion and they need to be respected. We can’t order witches not to fly, just as we can’t order Catholics not to go to mass. But, we can regulate them so that they do not cause any accidents in our airspace.”
Kansas law also forbids toy helicopters and children’s kites from ascending too high into Kansas airspace.
There are regulations, as well, as to how long the broomstick can be that witches use and they broomsticks must be approved by the FAA. ”We don’t want witches using unsafe broomsticks. They can fly all they want, but we con’t want them hurting themselves or others,” said Rizzi.
Other states are thinking of adopting the Kansas Flying Witch Law.. except Massachusetts, where they still burn their witches.