Friend, and probably one of the most enthusiastic kiters I have met, Walter Corsetti, is featured in an article about the Coney Island Kite Festival. Great pics and a nice write up way to go Walter! Read more →
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 →
Check out some of the news footage from the first day of Niagara.. man these guys were up early, cold, wet and very little wind…
Niagara gets off to a good start.. we have some rain today but hopefully it will clear up for the weekend… Buffalo News – Kite-flying icons to abound 2007 festival opens three-day stand in Niagara Falls today By Pam Kowalik – NEWS NIAGARA BUREAU Updated: 09/27/07 7:06 AM NIAGARA FALLS â€” An 82-yearold man who holds multiple world records for… Read more →
Here is an ABC news segment on the Kite Ship demo that took place in San Francisco last week.
Photo source: Ahlerts.de Here is an interesting article about Buteo Huang, his love of kites and his passion for designing them. I had heard of Buteo Huang a few years ago when he competed at the AKA convention, If I recall correctly he took home a few trophies :). His kites were definitely beautiful and very unique. One of Buteo’s… Read more →
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 →
On August 21st 2007 a group of about 40 kite flyers from around Canada and the world gathered in Baddeck, Nova Scotia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s Cygnet kite. This event picked up steam with the media and it was broadcast nationally on the CBC morning news and was on a number of local broadcasts as… Read more →