According to Wiki, flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones.
I remember my friends daughter, she's a flutist in their school and that her mom supports her in this endeavor that she even wanted to buy her flutes at wwbw since they are on sale. Yeah, it's kinda' costly but she knew it for sure that her daughter would surely love it!