Go Fly a Kite
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.
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