April is National Kite month. Here are some tips and tricks to enjoy this pastime.
- Most important is where you go. Make sure you find an area free of obstacles like power lines, trees and houses. Parks or beaches are usually ideal. Make sure you go where your kite will not be a hazard to others.
- Choose your weather wisely. Never fly a kite in winds more than 20 mph or in rain/lightening.
- Be patient and establish your technique. Stand with your back to the wind. Hold your kite up and let the line out. If there is enough wind, your kite will go right up. Let the kite go up and pull the line as the kite points up so it will climb. Keep repeating the procedure until you find a good, steady wind.
- If wind is lighter that day, recruit a helper to take the kite downwind and let go on your command while you do a hand over hand technique on line until kite gains altitude.
Good luck and have fun flying your kite high!