Kite train
Kite train

Go Fly a Kite

Kite train
Before aircraft, balloons and rockets took over the job of

photography and meteorology inside the 19th and Last century,

kites were used. They aren't just simple toys anymore.

Kite stack
Marconi used kites in the early radio experiments, plus

World War II, airmen were supplied with a box kite and

transmitter, referred to as 'Gibson Girl', along with their

rubber dinghy. Some radio hams still use kites. During World

War II, kites were utilised for anti-aircraft target practice,

for man lifting and to deter enemy aircraft.

In China, kites were used for military signaling through the

sixth and eighth centuries. In 1232, a large number of kites

were release over enemy lines inciting prisoners to revolt.

Through the Peninsular War leaflets were dropped from kites.

Kites were utilized as a form of airmail between Maryland and

Virginia throughout the American Civil War.

During the 19th century, kites resembled birds of prey in

England and France for hunting grouse and partridge. China

has utilized kites with loud noise-makers attached with drive


Reportedly, a kite was adopted to carry the first line across

the Niagara River so that you can build the bridge from Ny

State to Canada. Just as, kites have been used to

carry telephone wires.

Many kites are elaborately decorated. The Artistic Kite

Group promotes kites as an art form. For centuries inside the

East, kites have been used for fishing. This is done to

reach places you normally can't arrive at and to prevent the

'plop' sound associated with casting your line within the water.

The art of training falcons and hawks to hunt is very

ancient and breathtaking to view. Some falcons fly at

heights approximately 1000 feet but many never bother flying over

200 ft. By attaching a bait to some high-flying kite, you can

train it to fly more than 200 feet.

Lots of people find kite flying being relaxing, and a easy way

to unwind. It also gets you out into the fresh air and

supplies a bit of exercise.

Kites are now use for kite-sailing, kite-surfing, kite-

skiing and kite-buggying. There are 2 kinds of kite

races. One is the upwind kite race where contestants drag

strong pulling kites upwind and the other is downwind kite

races where contestants launch a kite and runs downwind

without allowing his kite to the touch the ground. The first is

purely an exam of strength


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