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Great Lakes Kitefliers Society

of Western New York

Air Flow and Flying Kites

Although kites were first used almost three thousand years ago, they are still very popular today as a family activity. They come in many different shapes. For example, kites can be shaped like diamonds, squares, and even frogs! One of the most famous types of kites is the dragon kite. Sometimes, they don't always look like what we usually think kites should look like. Sock kites are a good example of this. Traditionally, kites are very bright and colorful. Red, yellow, blue and green are all popular colors. The brighter a kite is, the easier it is to see when it flies high in the air!  See a lot more by clicking here.

Dedicated to the promotion and support of kiting,

National Kite Month is a not-for-profit venture co-founded by the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International. Kite events around the world help introduce people to the fun of kite flying, the rich history of kites, the stunning artistry of kitemakers, and how kites can be used as educational tools.

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Fly a kite during National Kite Month.

At some point in life, most every one has run across a park or a field holding a kite by its string as it flew high in the sky. This is a fun memory that can cause people to just view kites as recreational toys for children. But kites are, and have always been, so much more than the brightly colored and cute contraptions that are commonly seen today. They have a long and interesting history, and their creation has led to findings that have played an important part in the advancement of modern technology. A thorough understanding about kites, from how they work to the roles that they've played in the past, can further one's appreciation of their purpose and ultimately their enjoyment of them.

Many believe that the first kites came from China more than 2,000 years ago. While it is a popular belief that kites originated in China, it is not shared by everyone. Some believe that ....continued

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