Kite Related Links
Here are some useful links to kite related websites, including information on how to build and fly a kite. Have fun and go fly a kite!
- A Kite Wikipedia - the text is in German, but that's nothing that Google's online translator can't fix.
- Wind Music -- this website opened up a whole new world of kites for me. Apparently it is possible to add flutes and other instruments to kites so that the wind makes beautiful music as the kite soars through the air.
- Kite Site of Life -- a fascinating website full of information about the unknown history of kit eflying including early aviation pioneers and World War 2 german weapons. Partially in English and German.
- Indian Fighter Kites - a fascinating account of the culture and techniques behind the kite fighting tradition in India
- Kite Plans - free onlne kite plans
- Chinese Kites - the history and design of Chinese kites
- How to Fly Dragon Kites - dragon kites are very different from traditional western kite designs but they can be very rewarding to fly
- Kite Aerial Photography - a nice gallery of pictures taken from kites
- Bermuda Kites - the people of Bermuda have a colorful style of kite making that is unique to their island culture
- Marina International Festival of the Winds - Held in Marina California, this festival includes kites, hang gliders, paper airplanes, food and music.
- One Sky One World - promotes annual activities around the world on the Second Sunday of Every October utilizing the multi-cultural symbol of the kite and the ocean of air that we all share as a means of fostering understanding and friendship between people, environmental awareness and promoting world peace
Flags And Kites
Flagsandkites.com offers a nice selection of flags, kites, spinners and other wind powered whirlygigs. Check out their online store.
The Wind Effect
Nice site that sells kites suitable for all experience levels, plus boomerangs, flying discs and remote control toys.
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