It is possible to find a dedicated kite flyer and learn about kite flying opportunities almost any month. However, for ordinary people, the milder months of spring and autumn are more suitable than the high heat of summer or the chilly cold of winter.
In terms of weather, fall, especially October, is prime time for kite flying in most parts of the United States. Temperatures tend to be mild and refreshing, and winds are usually more steady than in spring.
Why October? In the United States, Labor Day (the first Monday in September) marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The end of November is considered the end of autumn, giving way to winter. We chose October as the best month to fly kites for the following reasons:
- Family Experience
- A Reduced Competition for Space
Except for the end of the season, autumn is characterized by pleasant temperatures and many days of fair weather. Autumn winds are also more consistent. The wind in early autumn makes people feel cool and comfortable, and it becomes more and more pleasant to wear summer clothes around this time. Ideal wind speeds are between 8mph and 24mph. These winds will allow you to launch most beginner kites. You also need steady wind, because wind is the "engine" of the kite.
Constant wind will help keep your kite stable in the sky. In spring, the wind tends to be very strong, which can cause your kite to fly erratically or even crash if you're not careful. In summer, there is almost no wind, which makes flying kites very difficult. In winter, precipitation may come with the wind, making your kite difficult to see and possibly damaging your kite. In the fall, the wind tends to be a steady breeze - not too strong, not too light and not too strong. This makes it easier to launch, fly and retrieve kites. The lower wind speed variations also makes it easier to learn how to fly the kite if you are a beginner.
As always, you should check the weather report before setting out to kite. In the spring, the weather can undergo drastic changes bringing unexpected showers. While there is also a fair amount of rain in the fall, you can count on many fewer days of precipitation. The fact that there is less rainfall in October, which is actually the fall months, makes it easier to make plans to get out and fly kites.
It also means it should be easier to find gaps in other people's schedules so you can enjoy group kite flying. Kite flying is one of the most fun activities you can do with your family. Kite flying is a great family tradition that gets everyone involved, taking turns grabbing the string, flying the kite, and even putting together your own kite. Relatively little equipment is required to fly a kite, and due to the weather, there is usually no need to carry extras such as sunscreen, umbrellas and other items typical for summer excursions.
Depending on where you go (eg: the beach), you may still want to bring some of these things. With less setup and packing time, you and your family can have more meaningful experiences and kite-flying time.
When choosing a space to fly your kite, keep in mind that you are looking for an open space with few structures or trees. Make sure to stay away from wires and trees that could damage the kite or pose a risk to you. Open fields are the best, with parks a close second. The beaches are great too, but as you'll find out in my short story below, there are conditions you need to be aware of to fly kites on the beach!
Most people think of spring as the kite flying season - and I hope this article proves otherwise.
So open fields, parks and beaches tend to be quickly filled with kite flyers and spectators during the height of spring. The more people fly kites in a given area, the harder it is to fly a kite safely. In windy conditions, it's easy for a kite to stray too far in one direction and end up suddenly entangled with someone else's kite, which is what happened to me.
You can focus on playing with bigger kites, trying tricks and doing various moves. Also, being able to slow down and sit and fly the kite quietly with almost no one around is very cathartic. In conclusion, any of the above reasons may be enough to motivate you to dress up and go out. Whether you're going with the family or want to spend some time alone, you're sure to encounter some of the most ideal kite flying conditions in the fall. You should take advantage of the good weather conditions in October, as winter arrives soon, which usually means harsher conditions.
As a result, the chances to enjoy Mother Nature are affected by incumbent weather, nature parks shutting down, and the low temperatures. Enjoy these outdoor spaces while fall cools before you wait the longest for spring blooms. Finally, I would like to recommend our single line kite, the ice fire dragon kite. The dragon is a traditional Chinese kite design with a long and elegant tail.
Most dragons require no assembly and are easy to fly, making them ideal for young kite lovers. Their long tails provide lift and stability. Made from fiberglass, ripstop nylon and taffeta, they're durable enough to provide a great flying experience without putting too much stress on the ropes. Our popular fire dragon has a soft tail that wiggles gently in the wind. Dragon kites don't have much to adjust, but moving the rein loop 1/2 inch forward in strong winds or back 1/2 inch in weaker winds may help stabilize the kite. If you have any questions about kites, you are welcome to ask us questions, and we would be happy to give answering it our best shot.