Flying With No Wind

by Dave M.
(IL, USA)

Hawk kite on light line

Hawk kite on light line

One of my goals is to fly kites in every month of the year, not just when it is warm. This was inspired when I saw kites flying in China in temperatures well below freezing.

Yesterday in Illinois was Very Calm, with temperatures just at freezing, It took me at least 10 minutes of carefully feeling the wind, backing into the "breeze" and maintaining light tension on the line till I got it up.

This hawk kite with a very light line can fly with almost no wind if you are patient. See the photo including snow.

Another of my goals is to fly a kite on all continents. To date: North and South America, Europe and Asia; Someday Africa and Australia!

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