Welcome to Kite Flyer Info!
Kites are one of the first ways that humans were able to master the air. Though kite-flying has had its serious side in history, today it is most often a relaxing hobby or an intense sport. But in either case it is a fun way not only to spend time but to learn a little bit about engineering and some of the forces of nature. Kite flying has also found its way into literature as you will see when you read our page on Richard Babley.
At this site we try to give you all the info you need to be a proficient kite flyer. First we will tell you a bit about some of the various basic kite designs, diamonds, deltas, and box kites. We also will give you some plans so that you can build your own out of simple materials that you might have available at home for diamonds, deltas, and box kites.
Then we will talk a bit about some of the more fancy designed kites that are available in the marketplace. There are plenty of beautiful designs, and new models seem to come out every year. Some are easier to fly than others, but all make a statement about the designer as well as the flyer.
Stunt kites are perhaps the most difficult to fly and most rewarding to operate. This is because they are the most controllable kites. Kite flyers on this level need a bit more practice as well as practical knowledge to get the kite off the ground and keep it flying in good condition.
Kite safety is more important than you might think. You can actually get into a bit of trouble with a kite if you don't know what you are doing. Also a good kite flyer will always be cognizant of maintaining the condition of his or her kite.
Finally, you will get some detailed instructions on how to fly a kite. This can be easy or difficult depending on your kite and the wind conditions surrounding your kite-flying experience.
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You can find a specific area of interest on this site by using the navbar at the top of this page or on the column at right. Alternatively you can simply click on the "next page" link at the bottom of each page to explore this site in the manner it was intended. The person who visits every page on this site, whether a novice or experienced kite-flyer, should come away with a new knowledge and appreciation for kite flying. We hope you enjoy your visit.