Monthly Archives: September 2007

Niagara International Kite Festival – Sep 27th – 30th 2007

Great festival coming up this weekend with over 100 kite flyers coming from around the world. Check it out here… niagarakite.com Join the worlds premier kite flyers as they bring the magical delights and awesome wonder of kiteflying to the Niagara region end of September. The Homan Walsh 1848 kite contest re-enactment on Thursday and Friday which will be followed… Read more →

Philippine officials: Muslim militants may resort to kites to attack military choppers

I find this disturbing, however I shouldn’t be surprised. Kites, perhaps from the very early beginnings, have been used as weapons, decoys, and as military tools. Saul’s Barrage kite, for example, (which was test flown here in Halifax, Nova Scotia) was used as an anti-aircraft weapon. It would bring down enemy air craft by “clipping” their wings, so to speak.… Read more →