Are you a scratch builder or a paint a kit one kind of person? Either way, this site has the info you need. And either way, there is a lot of personal satisfaction to be had!
Flying the resulting kites can be great fun for all the family, from age 2 to 102. Small kites for small kids, even toddlers. Larger or even huge flying creations for, well, the more mature among us who enjoy a building challenge. Besides, bigger usually flies better!
For the kit-kite painters, flying several of them on the one line in 'trains' opens up all sorts of creative possibilities.
Don't get me wrong - the world of modern retail or designer kites is fascinating, and you will find plenty of images and commentary here. But nothing quite compares to seeing your own work floating way up there. Even if it's just your own paint job.
It's almost never too calm - or too windy - to fly, as long as you pick the right kite to make. The information here makes that easy!
And the kit-kites have a rather wide wind range anyway. This means you can go out and fly pretty much any day you see evidence of some wind outside. See the kite trains link over there on the left to find the kits.
Plus there is some kite info that is just plain different, and intriguing...
Like the radio-controlled variety being deftly flown indoors in Singapore, or a flexible flying monster the size of a football field! But we'll get to that later.
And it's probably worth mentioning that MBK Kits, train-flying and associated stories are a developing theme!
By clicking the what's new! link at the top left of this page, you can stay up-to-date with the latest additions to this site. From any of those 3 areas in that numbered list above.
This includes those occasions when we - and others from all around the world - write up flying outings as Flight Reports.
We are based in the city of Adelaide, South Australia, home to one of the bigger annual kiting festivals in Australia, and possibly the whole Southern Hemisphere. We've been keeping tabs on this festival for years, and we're not about to stop, don't you worry. :-)
The picture over there was taken at one such event, as we walked along the jetty at Semaphore Beach. A light Southerly was blowing along the sand, and music boomed from loud-speakers arranged along one side of the wooden planks.
At other times, live commentary kept everyone informed about interesting aspects of the aerial display.
Although not strenuous most of the time, kiting is quite a healthy activity!
In my opinion, every new kite is an adventure. Whether scratch-built or kit-painted. Come and join us!