We all grew up on the ground, possibly not even getting on an airplane. Yet we were mesmerized by seeing various flying objects in the sky. Whether they were airplanes, hot air balloons, or a kite that the neighborhood kids were flying in view. Even right now, we could be thinking about taking our kids out to fly a kite with the weather being clear and windy, perfect conditions for flying a kite.
Kites have been around for a long time. One of the more famous kite experiments came from Benjamin Franklin when he discovered electricity comes from lightning. However, you need to go all the way back to China in the 28th century B.C.E. to when the kite is thought to have been invented. Typically, during that time kites were flown by nobles and not by the commoners. There are some kites that are made from colorful paper and bamboo that the people of India created.
In 1989 an international holiday was born to celebrate kites, their flyers, and the skill it takes to keep them in the air. I remember as a child growing up flying kites on the playground of school during lunch recess. It was the beginning of my own fascination to fly. When was the last time you flew a kite and experienced the wonder of the beginning time of flight?