Kite Links

AKA: The American Kitefliers Association was founded in 1964. Now, with over 4,000 members, in 35 countries, they are the largest association of kiters in the world. Their purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites - to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.

Anthony's Kite Workshop: Included here are a number of well described plans for simple kites suitable for home and school projects, a gallery of his kites.

Beaufort Scale: An empirical method to describe wind speed.

Custom Made Banners by Carveth: The banners ripple in the wind like flags. Unique, one-of-a-kind. The most popular are the large MEGA banners, 4 feet wide on 16 foot poles. Carveth Kramer individually designs and handcrafts each custom made banner one at a time in his studio in Taos, New Mexico. They are used as celebration banners, display banners, commercial art, for festivals and just for fun. Available in all sizes.

Fly Market Kite Making Supply: You have a vision. Maybe you think the blue sky needs just a little bit of red. Perhaps you believe the clouds would look better with your grandchildren's faces in front of them. Competition, aerial art, or just for fun. Whatever you can dream, Fly Market can help you build.

Japan Kite Association: The Japan Kite Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mutual friendship and cultural exchange of the world, through kite-building and kite-flying.

Japanese Kite Collection: Japanese traditional kites and famous kite festivals in Japan. You can also find historical kite information and many works of the masters of kites in Japan.

Kitehistory.com: The history of kites and kite flying.

Kitelife.com: Bi-monthly Internet publication and archive with a dazzling array of kite articles, plans, event coverage, commentary, videos and photos.

My Best Kite: Building and flying kites.

NASA - Beginners Guide to Kites: An excellent way for students to gain an understanding and a feel for many of the concepts that they learn in math and physics is to build and fly a kite.

Virtual Kite Zoo: Here, you will find almost every imaginable type of kite, with pictures, plans, descriptions, history and anecdotes.

World Kite Museum: The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame is dedicated to the thrill, art, science, sport, and history of kites worldwide.