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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 within the 19th and 20th century,

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

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Marconi used kites in his early radio experiments, plus

World War II, airmen were given a box kite and

transmitter, referred to as 'Gibson Girl', along with their

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

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

for man lifting and to deter enemy aircraft.

In China, kites were utilized for military signaling through the

sixth and eighth centuries. In 1232, a large number 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 through the American Civil War.

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

England and France for hunting grouse and partridge. China

provides kites with loud noise-makers mounted on drive


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

the Niagara River to be able to build the bridge from Ny

State to Canada. In the same way, 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 within the

East, kites have been used for fishing. This is done to

reach places you normally can't get to and to prevent the

'plop' sound associated with casting your line in the water.

The art of training falcons and hawks to hunt is extremely

ancient and breathtaking to look at. Some falcons fly at

heights up to 1000 feet however, 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.

Lots of people find kite flying to be relaxing, and a great 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 touch the ground. The first is

purely a test of strength