One of the most famous songs from the movie Mary Poppins is “You can go fly a kite.” With spring around the corner, there’s no better time to get outside and fly a kite. Here are some tips to make the experience a great one: Make sure that the wind is moderate, and that the wind speed is 10 to 30kmph. Otherwise, your kite may become uncontrollable and break.
Start by finding an open field with a mild breeze. Have a friend hold your kite for you, and start slowly. Then, let out the string a little at a time. When you’re ready, you can run into the wind to launch it. After getting your kite airborne, have fun!
Go fly a kite with your kids on the third Sunday of April, and be sure to pick a day with a soft breeze. Check the direction of the wind by holding your finger up, or watch tall grasses sway. Regardless of the age of your child, you’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have!
If you’ve never flown a kite before, you can start by learning to fly a single-line delta or diamond kite. Once you’ve become more comfortable, try flying a dual-string box kite or a parafoil kite. If you don’t have much experience, ask a friend to hold your kite for you while you watch for the wind. By studying the wind, you’ll be able to predict how long your kite will fly, and what direction it will be flying in.