Kite FAQs:


Q: Is a kite traditionally a tethered heavier-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react against the air to create lift and drag?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites also used under water?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites decorated with mythological motifs and legendary figures?

A: Yes, some were fitted with strings and whistles to make musical sounds while flying.

Q: Are kites flown as both sport and recreation?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers as they developed the first airplane in the late 1800s?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites flat and often rectangular?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites also used by Admiral Yi of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a kite set on September 23?

A: Yes, and 2014.

Q: Is a kite attached?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites flown from the rooftops while using line friction in an attempt to cut each other's kite lines?

A: Yes, and either by letting the cutting line loose at high speed or by pulling the line in a fast and repeated manner.

Q: Were kites first brought to Europe by Marco Polo towards the end of the 13th century?

A: Yes, and kites were brought back by sailors from Japan and Malaysia in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Q: Were kites introduced to Cambodia?

A: Yes, and Thailand, India, Japan, Korea and the western world.

Q: Were kites the precursors to the traditional aircraft?

A: Yes, and were instrumental in the development of early flying craft.

Q: Is a kite developed as well as power kites?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites flown at Easter?

A: Yes, and an activity in which all ethnic and religious groups participate.

Q: Were kites late to arrive in Europe?

A: Yes, although windsock-like banners were known and used by the Romans.

Q: Are kites flown without tails?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites very popular in India?

A: Yes, and with the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Punjab notable for their kite fighting festivals.

Q: Are kites generally not flown at any other time of year?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites made from split bamboo?

A: Yes, and covered with silk, and hand painted.

Q: Are kites sometimes used at ceremonies and variants of traditional kites for amusement?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites being used as vehicles for scientific research?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites certainly being flown?

A: Yes, as it was recorded that in that year a paper kite was used as a message for a rescue mission.

Q: Are kites a tradition for Clean Monday?

A: Yes, and the first day of Lent.

Q: Are kites flown throughout the year?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a kite a very popular leisure activity for children?

A: Yes, and teenagers and even young adults.

Q: Were kites used to protect shipping during the Second World War?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites being developed to harvest renewable power from the flow of water?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites made and flown at Easter?

A: Yes, and to symbolise Christ's ascent.

Q: Are kites traditional ones made from bamboo and paper?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites multi-line steerable kites designed to generate large forces which can be used to power activities such as kite surfing?

A: Yes, and kite landboarding, kite fishing, kite buggying and a new trend snow kiting.

Q: Are kites flown showing Bob Lee Swagger the types of wind at the assassionation location?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites often made from printed polyester rather than silk?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites invented in China, where materials ideal for kite building were readily available: silk fabric for sail material?

A: Yes, fine, high-tensile-strength silk for flying line; and resilient bamboo for a strong, lightweight framework.

Q: Were kites also used for anti-aircraft target practice?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kites usually small?

A: Yes, and flat, flattened diamond-shaped kites made of paper and bamboo.

Q: Are kites flown in the sky over the Nakatajima Sand Dunes?

A: Yes, and one of the three largest sand dunes in Japan, which overlooks the Enshunada Sea.

Q: Are kites unique and they has different design and forms?

A: Yes, birds, butterflies, dragons, ships, etc.

Q: Were kites used for fishing?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kites known throughout Polynesia?

A: Yes, as far as New Zealand, with the assumption being that the knowledge diffused from China along with the people.