Welcome to day 7 of National Kite Month! What are you doing today to celebrate? We have seen a few folks that have been posting photos of their activities (and adding those wonderful tags #30daysofkites and #NKM). Folks have been flying kites in Louisiana and in Washington DC. There are hundreds of folks have been taking […]
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Cody Kite In the late 1800’s a young gentlemen toured the US with the Forepaugh’s Circus and their large Wild West Show. He was well known for his horse riding, shooting and lassoing skills. This gun slinging adventurer from Iowa was Samuel Franklin Cody (not to be confused with Buffalo Bill Cody). He may have […]
Sled Kites Sled kites are another one of the simple and traditional kites that many people recognize. They are super easy to build, easy to fly, and super stable. They are simple flat sail with at least 2 spars. Sometimes those spars can be solid spars, or they could be inflated fabric spars. Generally the […]
Nic O’Neill, the NKM Chairmen here wanting to give you an update not that we are solidly celebrating NKM. Well, the first few days of National Kite Month have come and gone, and boy oh boy it has been absolutely amazing what has been going on across the country. There was folks flying in Washington […]
Box Kites Box kites look exactly what they sound like. A box! is a high performance kite, noted for developing relatively high lift; it is a type within the family of cellular kites. The typical design has four parallel struts. The box is made rigid with diagonal crossed struts. There are two sails, or ribbons, whose […]
The Delta Kite The Delta kite is another great kite for our #30daysofkites blog entries in celebration of National Kite Month. This is one of the handful of kites that even most inexperienced kite flier will recognize as a kite. It is simple shape, a triangle, and has served as the launch point for several […]
First off, thank you for joining us on this journey for National Kite Month 2016! We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to gather as much information, pictures, videos, and fun tidbits as possible. We hope you enjoy what we bring you each day. Keep returning each day to find out more about a […]