Reported May 17th, 2013 in the Washington Times is a notice to all Witches about new altitude flying restrictions.
In Swaziland, Africa no witch may fly her broom stick above the 150 meter (492.126ft) limit for fear of impeding authorized aviation traffic.
The restriction protects witches as much as it does the air traffic in the region. Swazi witches fly on their broomsticks to spread and drop their homemade brews and potions on unsuspecting victims.
Sabelo Dlamini, an official at the Swazi civil aviation authority said: “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150 meter] limit.” Doing so could land the witch a ticket with a heavy fine of R500,000 (£35,487 / $53,837.33).
Swazi brooms are short bundles of sticks tied together but without handles. Not sure how a witch would fly on such a thing. It’s certainly not the most common of witch brooms.
One of the earliest forms of the broom is known as the Besom Broom. They were made of twigs tied to a handle.
The traditional Witch’s Broom is associated with early European brooms. It is made of an ash handle and bristles from birch twigs. The twigs are tied onto the handle with thin pieces of willow wood. The handle itself is generally .9-1.5 meters (3-5ft) in length. Often times the bark was left on the handle, but in more modern times it’s common to peel the bark from the staff.
There have been a few written accounts of early Witch’s decorating their brooms with flowers of the season tied on with some type of decorative string or later using colored ribbon. A practice that is continued today by modern Witches to celebrate the season, a particular holiday or merely to brighten up the beauty of the broom itself. Read more about The History of the Broom.
Witchcraft is taken seriously in the southern African country of Swaziland where many people believe in the power of black magic. That makes this new altitude restriction very serious and indeed, it’s an official regulation for flight.
We strongly advise any witch flying in or around Swaziland to take heed of this new restriction to avoid the hefty citation.
The Washington Times is the second most popular and respected newspaper in Washington DC. If they printed it, it must be serious business. Read “Witches Can’t Fly Above 150 Meters” in the Times.
So does this mean that Witches have a WAR/BAM book? Just like us muggles have a FAR/AIMs book? (Pilots will get this joke).
Witches Aviation Regulations/Broom Information Manuals are available at “Flourish and Blotts“. Required reading for every flying witch! (Witches will get this joke)
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