Kids, go Fly a Kite — Safely

Fly your kite in an open field or near the shore where there are no obstacles. Never fly near trees. As Charlie Brown observed, they like to eat kites. If your kite ends up in a tree, you’re going to need a new kite.

Never fly near a highway. You can be hurt chasing your kite across the highway and people driving by are often distracted by kite flyers. If your kite gets hit by a car, you’re going to need a new kite.

Never fly near houses. Your kite can do damage to the windows, sidings and roof of a house. If your kite ends up on the roof, you’re going to need a new kite.

And never, ever fly near high tension wires. If your kite touches the lines you can be killed by the electricity. Your parents and friends can’t get a new you.

Source: Web site of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, www.grc.nasa.gov