• Children's kite flying tips 18 April 2017 | View comments

  • Basic Tips for Flying a kite with your children. 

    Stand with your back to the wind. Hold your children's kite up by the bridle point and let the line out. If there is sufficient wind, your kite will go right up. Let the kite fly away from you a little, then pull in on the line as the kite points up so it will climb. Repeat this until your kite gains the altitude necessary to find a good steady wind.

    Light Wind? Have a helper take the kite downwind and hold it up. On command, the helper releases your kids kite and the flier pulls the line hand-over-hand while the kite gains altitude. Practice this high-launch technique.

    No Helper? This is a bit trickier but you can still get it in flight by propping the kite up against a bush, post, or wall. Reel out enough line for altitude and simply pull the kite aloft. If the kite sinks tail first, there might not be enough wind. If it comes down head first or spins, there might be too much wind. Different kites fly in different winds.

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