Flying kites is a fun way to spend a windy spring or summer afternoon. If you are a beginner, start with a single line delta or diamond kite. If you are looking for a challenge, then try a dual string box or parafoil kite. Always fly your kite in open spaces, away from trees and power lines. If you are having trouble getting your kite in the air, then have a friend hold up the kite for you. Step 1 : Picking your kite Choose a single line kite. Look for kites with a single string; these are single line kites. Because they are easier to control, single line kites are recommended for beginners. Single line kites are most suitable for light to medium winds. However, if you want to fly your single line kite in stronger winds, then add a tail to it. Step 2 : Choosing the Right Conditions Fly your kite in 5 to 25 mph winds. This wind speed works for most kites, although medium speed winds are ideal. It will be difficult to fly a kite in winds that are either slower or faster than this speed. Check the weather app on your phone or computer to see how fast the winds are blowing on a given day. Step 3 : Assemble Insert the spine and crossbars, and attach the string per the instruction manual. Make sure to check the guidelines to determine the ideal wind speed for the kite. Step 4 : Fly the Kite Face away from the wind. Hold up your kite by the bridle. The bridle is the two or three strings that attach to the kite and the kite line. Hold it up until it catches the wind. Let out some line. As soon as your kite catches the wind, let go of the bridle and begin to let some line out. The line should not be slack, but taut with a little give. Pull on the line to point the kite up. This will help the kite climb higher into the air. Use a friend if the wind is light. Tell your friend to hold the kite and walk downwind about 50 to 100 feet away from you. Have them hold the kite up in the air in front of them. Once the wind picks up, signal your friend to release the kite. As the kite gains altitude, pull on the line hand over hand until it is stable. Adjust the bridle. If your kite sinks, then this means there is not enough wind. If you can, lower the bridle half of an inch down. If your kite nose dives or spins toward the ground, then the wind is too strong. In this case, move the bridle a half inch higher. Reel in your line. Do this slowly to land your kite. As you reel it in, make sure the line is taut with a little give. As you reel in your line, walk toward your kite until it has landed safely on the ground. Congratulations, you can now fly a kite!