Enter the coefficient of lift, the surface area (m^2), and the wind velocity (m/s) into the Kite Lift Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Kite Lift. 

Kite Lift Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Kite Lift. 

KL = CL * A * d * .5 * V^2


  • KL is the Kite Lift (N)
  • CL is the coefficient of lift 
  • A is the surface area (m^2) 
  • V is the wind velocity (m/s) 
  • d is the air density (1.229 kg/m^3)

How to Calculate Kite Lift?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Kite Lift.

  1. First, determine the coefficient of lift.
  2. Next, determine the surface area (m^2). 
  3. Next, determine the wind velocity (m/s). 
  4. Next, gather the formula from above = KL = CL * A * d * .5 * V^2.
  5. Finally, calculate the Kite Lift.
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above. 

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

coefficient of lift = .3

surface area (m^2) = 5

wind velocity (m/s) = 10

KL = CL * A * d * .5 * V^2 =  ?