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 →

Niagara 2007 – Photos

Finally have put my photos together from Niagara, I have missed a few of the days as I left/forgot my camera back at the hotel a couple of times. Bill’s Photos Don Brownridge’s Photos Ted Shaw’s Photos David Gomberg’s Photos Carlos Simoes’ Photos Pete Rich’s Photos Lucy Jonkman’s Photos John’s Photos Man that’s a ton of photos.. Read more →

AKA Convention blog…

The AKA convention kicked off earlier this week. Steve Ferrel, from kitebuilder.com, is providing day by day blog posts about the event. Yesterday was ground scoring for the kite making competition, check out the pictures in the post below… AKA Convention – Wednesday October 3 Read more →