It 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!
There is definitely something extra to enjoy when you know that attractive construction flying steadily way up there was made by your own hands. Requiring nothing more than tape, plastic sheets and a few dowels or skewers.
It's almost never too calm - or too windy - to fly, as long as you pick the right kite. The information here makes that easy!
This site has 3 areas of focus....
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.
By clicking the what's new! link at the top 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 write up one of our own outings as a Flight Report.
We do this all 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!
The benefits of kite-flying...
In my opinion, every new kite is an adventure. Come and join us!
Never made a kite?
Child wants one?
Check out the...
MBK Beginner E-course
Are the e-books good?
Find out by trying...
'Simplest Dowel Kites'
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