Learning to fly a kite is easy and is an activity that both children and adults can enjoy. However, as with all sports, there are tricks ad techniques to make your kite fly better and perform beautiful aerial maneuvers.
Kites need to basic things in order to fly: wind, and a string to hold them to the ground. If the wind is strong enough you can simply through the kite into the wind and it will generally rise as its V shaped edge cuts into the wind. If there is not enough wind, you can give your kite a hand by taking a running start. But always make sure that the terrain and other factors are safe.
This book contains easy to follow instructions on building and how to fly kites. While getting a kite airborne is fairly easy, maneuvering a kite with grace and dexterity takes some practice. This book will teach you the right moves as well as show you how to build your own kite. As an added bonus, the book also explains how to make wind socks and toy parachutes. More ...
This is probably the best book on how to fly a kite. It teaches the basics as well as advanced techniques and kite flying maneuvers that will help make flying a kite even more enjoyable. Step-by-step, color photographs illustrate each kite maneuver, and a glossary explains kiting terms such as lofting and the chicken loop.
How to Fly a Kite
Useful tips on how to fly a kite, including how to launch your kite if there is little wind and how to get your kite to land.