Kite sales have seen an uptick in India, where people flew kites from their homes as a diversion during lockdown. If you’re interested in joining the fun from wherever you are, it’s important to make sure your ornate kite wi ll fly. Sending your kite sky-high is related to upward force (lift), downward force of gravity (weight), forward force (thrust), and the backward force opposing the direction of motion (drag), according to the Smithsonian. Balancing these forces involves paying attention to the wind but also adjusting your walking patterns, arm movements and even spinning of the kite to keep it in the air. Kitty Hawk Kites recommends flying your kite in an open space away from power lines, making sure the wind doesn’t exceed 20 miles per hour, wearing gloves with large kites, and using a release system so you don’t get dragged by a heavy kite.