Why Do Kites Fly?

Kites are one of the oldest known flying objects. They’ve been used for recreation, art, and even warfare throughout history. Kites are a lot more interesting than they look. They’re also a great way to learn about physics. This article will teach you all about the science of kite flying, including how wind works and what makes a kite fly.

The answer is quite simple. It’s all because of the wind. When a kite is flying, it’s not just being pushed by the wind. It is also pulled towards the ground. This creates an upward force that keeps it in the air. This means that kites have some really neat aerodynamic properties.

If there were no strings attached to your kite, then it would be blown away by the wind and never stay up in the sky for long. Since you are holding the string, this prevents your kite from getting carried away with the wind.

Now let’s take a look at how gravity is not an issue while flying kites. You may know that when two forces are acting on an object (the pull of gravity and lift), they will always act opposite each other and cancel out any acceleration due to gravity. That is how gravity causes no issues.

In simple words, when a kite is flying in the sky, air moves over its body at different speeds depending on where it is on the kite’s surface. Air moving over the top of a kite travels faster than air moving under the bottom of a kite (which makes sense if you think about what happens when an airplane flies). 

This difference in speed creates a lift that allows for flight. But there’s another force at work here as well. Thrust is generated by differences in air pressure created by air in motion over the body of your favorite toy – your very own personal flying machine.

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