Kiting in Illinois

by David Mies
(Mahomet, IL, USA)

It was an incredibly beautiful day here in Illinois before winter arrives. I had my Dragon tail Delta up over 50m when I realized how beautiful the sky framed the kite. I decided to keep my reel inside
the frame of the picture and it turned out great.

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Wind Speeds

Light Air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

Gentle ...
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

Moderate ...
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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