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All About Kite Flying

A general introduction to kite flying and where to find essential kite flying resources on the Internet. See also other Air Sports and Pictures_of_Sports.
Kite Flying



The Drachen Foundation
An organization dedicated to increasing kite flying knowledge worldwide. Select "About Kites" for kite flying basics and information about kite building, kites in science and history, and kites around the world.

Art and Flywork
how to build your own kite, including the basics of kite building, how to make a smooth seam, solving bridle problems, and plans for building five different shaped kites.

Go Fly a Kite
The history of kites, how to make your own kite, how a kite flies, and more information about the sport of kite flying. site was created by Jen Chan as a special project for a physics course.

American Kitefliers Association
This organization founded in New Mexico in 1964 has more then 4000 members in 35 countries. Publisher of "Kiting" Magazine. Site includes an event calendar, a directory of kite flying fields around the world, and a forum for kite flying discussions.

Japan Kite Association
An organization founded to promote friendships and cultural exchange between countries through kite building and kite flying. Site is in Japanese and English.

World Sport Kite Championships
Official Web site for the World Sport Kite Championships. Site includes the history of the event plus schedule, venues, and competitor information.

World Kite Museum
a kite flying museum located in Long beach, Washington State USA. Site includes a list of museum exhibits, fun facts about kites, and a calendar of events.

Kite Life
Site includes archived copies of the articles in the kite flying periodicals Kite Lines Magazine and Stunt Kite Quarterly. Also includes kite flying photos, video clips, and a forum for kite flying discussions.

National Kite Month
A kite flying celebration that takes place every April, with a goal of having 1000 kite flying events worldwide.

Directories of Kite Flying Resources
- Open Directory of Kites Web Sites
- Yahoo Directory of Kites Web Sites


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