Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kites

Kites have always been so cool. Even when I was little I loved to watch kites soaring high above. It's a wonder why I only got my first Kite few years ago. 
When I got my first kite I still lived in my small neighborhood with my small backyard.
So I didn't get to fly it much. Then we moved out here. And there is definitely room out here to fly a kite! I have spent a couple hours trying to fly my kite. And most of the time I fail =(
But I did manage to get it up and keep it up for awhile. I hope to have many more good flights in the future.


Did you know these kite facts?

The record for the highest single kite flown is 3801 metres (12,471ft).
for a train of kites 9740 metres (31,955 ft).

The world record for the longest 'kite fly' is 180 hours.


Kite flying was banned in Japan in 1760 because too many people preferred to fly kites than work.
More adults in the world fly kites than children

In 1826 there used to be a stage coach service between London and Bristol using kites instead of horses.

There are over 50 million kites sold in the USA every year.

The longest kite in the world is 1034 metres (3394 ft).

The record for the highest single kite flown is 3801 metres (12,471ft).
for a train of kites 9740 metres (31,955 ft).

Happy kite flying! 

Victoria. . .




4 comments:

Liz A. said...

I haven't flown a kite since Girl Scouts. It was hard to get that puppy in the air!

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

Lisa said...

It's so breezy out today, that would have been fun to do. My husband carries one in the trunk of his car!

Susan Leigh Noble said...

I wrote about kite flying for my letter K too...not that I am any good at it.

Madison Montoya said...

I never knew that there was kites shaped like that (the bottom one)!
Loved how this was short and to the point with great pics! (another A to Z blogger)