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NATIONAL KITE MONTH®
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Kite fun for kids:

Puzzles & Games | How to fly a kite | Why kites fly | Safety

Whether you are flying alone or in a busy park, it is good to remember the 3 C's of kite safety: Caution. Courtesy, and Common Sense.

Parks, beaches, and playgrounds can be crowded, with many different activities competing for space. It is each kite flier's responsibility to fly safely so that we continue to be welcome at our favorite windy places.

Consideration of Others

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Do not fly very close to or over roads where drivers could be distracted
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Do not fly noisy kites in crowded places
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Be careful not to scare animals, particularly horses with riders
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Clean up after yourself. Take all of your materials and trash home with you
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Be careful not to fly where you might scare nesting birds
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Watch out for other people who are not aware that kites can be dangerous
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Avoid other kites, kite lines and kite fliers.

Reducing risks

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Kite lines conduct electricity so do not fly near overhead power lines
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For the same reason do not fly in electrical storms
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Flying lines on larger kites can hurt your hands. Watch out for line burns. If you fly a large kite, wear gloves.
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Be aware of who or what is behind you as well as in front of you.

Limitations of Self and Equipment

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Be aware of the limitations of your skills and strength and do not fly anything too large for the conditions, or try anything too complicated near other people
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Be aware of the power and limitations of your kites
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Make sure kite anchors are strong and secure enough to hold your kite
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Be wary of attaching hard items to kite line - think of what would happen if the line breaks or is cut by another kite
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At some point your skills, strength or equipment will fail you, try to fail SAFE!
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