Go Fly a Kite
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.
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