Flying kites is a fun sport in spring and summer,it helps relieve stress and bring infinite joy to people. But flying a kite in the sky can be harder than it looks,here, we offer step-by-step instructions on how to fly a kite. Just keep reading!
STEP 1:Pick a kite you like
There are many types of kites, you need to find the right one for you.If you are a beginner, start with a single line delta or diamond kite. If you are looking for a challenge, then try a dual string box or parafoil kite.
Try a delta or diamond kite
Look for kites that are shaped like triangles or diamonds; these are the delta and diamond kites. Because they are relatively easy to fly, these two types of kites are great for beginners. They fly well in light to medium winds, about 6 to 15 mph winds.
Choose a single line kite
Look for kites with a single string; these are single line kites. Because they are easier to control, single line kites are recommended for beginners. Single line kites are most suitable for light to medium winds. However, if you want to fly your single line kite in stronger winds, then add a tail to it.
When choosing a tail for your kite, choose one that is made of lightweight materials.
Select a box or parafoil kite.
Look for kites that are shaped like a four-dimensional box, sled, or arch; these are parafoil kites. Choose one of these kites if you want something a little more challenging than the delta or diamond kite. They need stronger winds to fly, about 8 to 25 mph winds.
Parafoil kites usually contain tunnel-like passage ways for wind to pass through.
Try a dual line kite
Look for kites with two strings; these are dual line kites. Dual line kites, also known as sport or stunt kites, require more experience to fly. You can fly dual line kites in light, moderate, and heavy winds. Additionally, with two lines, the flier has more control over the kite.
You can also do maneuvers and tricks, like loops, with dual line kites.
STEP 2:Choose the Best Location
Choose big, open spaces to fly your kite. Parks, the beach, and open fields are great places to fly a kite. Try to avoid flying your kite near power lines, buildings, roads, airports, and trees. Additionally, if you are flying a dual line kite, create distance between yourself and other people in the park, and make sure others know to stand behind you.
Remember that the more space you have, the more line you can let out and the higher your kite will fly.
STEP 3:Check the Wind and Weather Conditions
Before you can fly your kite, you need wind.The amount of wind you need depends on the kind of kite you have. Some kites are heavier and need morewind. Others are especially made to fly in light wind. But most kites are made to fly in average winds of between four and ten miles per hour.
You can check the weather app on your phone or computer to see how fast the winds are blowing on a given day.
You can also look at the tops of trees, bushes, and the leaves to see how fast the wind is blowing; for example, when the wind is able to move leaves off of the ground, the flying conditions are ideal.
STEP 4:Learn How to Launch a Kite
1.Assemble your kite indoors. Insert the spine and crossbars, and attach the string per the instruction manual. Make sure to check the guidelines to determine the ideal wind speed for the kite.
2.Face away from the wind. Hold up your kite by the bridle. The bridle is the two or three strings that attach to the kite and the kite line. Hold it up until it catches the wind.
3.Let out some line. As soon as your kite catches the wind, let go of the bridle and begin to let some line out. The line should not be slack, but taut with a little give. Pull on the line to point the kite up. This will help the kite climb higher into the air.
STEP 5:Learn How to Control Your Kite
This is one of the most difficult steps in learning how to fly a kite, but it’s also the key to getting better at kite flying. In kiting, you need a lot of patience and this is where a lot of people fail. They may be in a rush to get their kite high up in the air, so they’ll let out too much line.
This can get dangerous because the kite is too high up in the air, not to mention that you won’t be able to enjoy flying a kite if you can’t even see it. Plus, letting out more line means it’s going to get messy and difficult to wind it back.
Instead of rushing to let out your line, keep a steady control of it based on how the kite feels. If you feel that it has become slack, then you should bring it in a bit. If you feel that the kite is pulling too hard or if it’s starting to become unstable, let out a little bit of line.
Similarly, you can pump the line gently if you want to increase the altitude. Pull it in a bit and then release it slowly. Repeat the process until the kite reaches a desired height. It should be able to reach a height where the wind is stable so it can fly smoothly.
STEP 6:Land your kite
Do this slowly to land your kite. As you reel it in, make sure the line is taut with a little give. As you reel in your line, walk toward your kite until it has landed safely on the ground.
If your kite starts to spin, then the line is too taut. You will need to give it some slack by letting out the line.