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Go Fly a Kite

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Before aircraft, balloons and rockets took within the job of

photography and meteorology in the 19th and Last century,

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

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Marconi used kites in the early radio experiments, as well as in

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

transmitter, known as the 'Gibson Girl', along with their

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

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

for man lifting also to deter enemy aircraft.

In China, kites were utilised for military signaling throughout the

sixth and eighth centuries. In 1232, 1000s of kites

were release over enemy lines inciting prisoners to revolt.

Through the Peninsular War leaflets were dropped from kites.

Kites were utilised as a form of airmail between Maryland and

Virginia during the American Civil War.

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

England and France for hunting grouse and partridge. China

provides kites with loud noise-makers attached with drive


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

the Niagara River in order to build the bridge from Ny

State to Canada. In the same manner, kites have been used to

carry telephone wires.

Many kites are elaborately decorated. The Artistic Kite

Group promotes kites being an art form. For centuries in 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 connected with casting your line within the water.

The art of training falcons and hawks to hunt is extremely

ancient and breathtaking to watch. Some falcons fly at

heights up to 1000 feet but many never bother flying over

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

train it to fly higher than 200 feet.

Many individuals find kite flying to be relaxing, and a easy way

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

provides a bit of exercise.

Kites are actually 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 a test of strength