Monthly Archives: October 2008

US Military Hires Kite Ship

TreeHugger.com has an article about the US military hiring the Kite Ship “Beluga SkySails ” to transport Military equipment from Europe. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/us-navy-first-kite-power-ship.php Basically it saves them a huge amount of money by reducing fuel consumption. Although not the primary motivator, the fact that the ship uses innovations to reduce costs was a factor in the Military’s decision. Cuts costs, it’s… Read more →

Niagara 2008

I attended the Niagara International Kite Festival again this year, what a fantastic time. Meg Albers puts so much into this festival each year, and the kiting community shows up in droves to show their support. This year there were well over a hundred flyers from around the world. you can see the complete list here: http://www.niagarakite.com/flyers.html. The festival, as… Read more →