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Issue 63: Wind Party in Buenos Aires

There is a wide variety in Kite Festivals. Some are small local celebrations, meant only to fill the sky with color and delight the crowd, and perhaps attract enough of spectators to stimulate profits in the local business community. There are also festivals that are simply competition events with a little added display kiting for […]

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Issue 63: Second Annual Idaho Kite Festival

If October 1-4 does not ring a bell for the second annual Idaho Kite Festival, those were NOT the planned dates.  At IKF 2008 in Pocatello Idaho, PLAN B was the norm.  I have to admire the flexibility and laid back approach of everyone involved – it was seat of the pants all the way! […]

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Issue 63: Capetown International Kite Festival

It’s almost an unbelievable question: “Do they fly kites in South Africa?” It’s usually followed by a befuddled shrug, as if the asker hadn’t thought about it, and wasn’t going to think about it. Kites and South Africa simply don’t go together. But they do, which is why the Cape Town International Kite Fest has […]

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Issue 63: Kites Over Granbury

Flying Kites for Kids in Crisis is a kite festival held in Granbury, Texas. Granbury is about an hour drive south west of Ft. Worth, TX. Granbury is a quaint historic small town showcasing a town square where most of the buildings are the original architecture of the 1800’s and have been declared historic monuments. […]

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Issue 63: Qatar Kite Festival

The first kite festival in Doha, Qatar was a fabulous experience. I arrived in Qatar with little information concerning the country’s customs, culture and history but I did have 8 maxi Peter Lynn kites and all the gear to go with it. Upon entering the city of Doha, I found a city that was literally […]

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Issue 63: Lincoln City Fall Fest

This is an event I look forward to year after year, the reception from the entire city is just spectacular. I’ve been attending both the spring and fall festivals at Lincoln city for quite awhile now, and it also so happens to be the very first festival where I was able to perform a demo. […]

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Issue 63: Red Bull Revisited (photo gallery)

Photos by Chris Goff

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Issue 62: From the Editor

Over to the left, you can see a rare combination of completely blissed out and stressed. Blissed out because I’m flying within one of the largest collection of Revs ever to take the sky at the Bristol Kite Festival (we cover this in this issue of course!) and stressed because you’d have a tough time […]

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Issue 62: AKA Corner

Convention: Convention was great. We had plenty of room. We had good wind when we had wind. The building would have been an effective wind block to the east, but the wind never came from that direction. It blew out of the north and northeast the whole time we were there. The two sound fields […]

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Issue 62: Dave’s World

Balloons and kites don’t usually mix well. Balloon pilots prefer little or no wind so they can tether their aircraft and maintain control, or take longer flights that cover minimal distances. On the other hand, kites need wind to fly. But at most balloon events, the hot air inflatables go up early in the morning […]

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