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The Hole

A Short History of Kites

Kites Play an Important Role in Aviation History

James P. Abesen


The story of the kite is a fascinating one.

Steeped deep in our history, the kite has provided many hours of pleasure for those that enjoy flying them. But the kite has been much more than just a toy.

The kite has served in war, giving important advantages to those that learned to use its services. Ben Franklin used the kite in his studies of electricity and many early scientists used it to study weather.

The kite played an important role in the history of aviation. The Wright brothers flew and studied kites as they designed their airplane.

These kite stories tell the tale of the kite and its intriguing history.

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