Update – Kite altitude record attempt grounded

Correction: I would like to point out that there is an error in the report below.

Richard Synergy’s broke the altitude record in 2000 not in 1995.

The FAA have stopped Richard Crawford’s attempt at breaking the world kite altitude record.

the NPTelegraph writes, click here for the whole story

CALLAWAY – Just days before Richard Crawford was to attempt the world record for kite height, the Federal Aviation Administration put the brakes on his plans.
Crawford, from Milliken, Colo., had planned to put his homemade kite 15,000 feet into the air Saturday at the Callaway Kite Flight.
He thought he had been given the proper FAA clearance and was looking forward to the event. He even had sponsorship lined up to help fund it.
Saturday winds probably would have cooperated, but the issue of air travel safety prevailed. Crawford said he was disappointed but will continue to try to find a way to set the record.
He said it has been suggested that he work with the military in an area already classified as a “no-fly zone.” The closest such location to his home is in Guernsey, Wyo.
The current record for kite height is 13,509 feet set by a Canadian in 1995.

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