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Issue 21: AKA Corner

I hope you are all noticing a new level of excitement, involvement, and activity within the AKA over the past few months. Certainly the Board members have noticed as they have taken on new projects and commitments designed to make membership more worthwhile and kiting more fun. Here are just a few examples. We are […]

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Issue 21 (March 2001): Kitemaker Profile – Peter Schittek

Hi readers, welcome back to another issue of Kitemaker Profile. I have been aware that I have not had many kitemakers from Europe featured in my columns, so in 2001 I am going to try and feature more, starting this month. It is my pleasure to profile a kite maker from Berlin, Germany – Peter […]

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Issue 21 (March 2001): Tangents and Trivia

Spring! When gentleman (and lady) kitefliers thoughts turn lightly to Kite Flying, much to the chagrin of their partners and spouses. OK, LET’S TRY TO GET ORGANIZED! In the flying seasons of 1985 and 1986 many kitefliers across the country were traveling a very different route then the rest of the average “Fun Fliers.” There […]

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Issue 21: Ray’s Adventures

My 3rd Kites On Ice Adventure 2001 Madison Wisconsin, USA This festival just keeps getting bigger and better each year, this being the best yet in spite of colder temperature and lighter wind than in the two previous years. Once again everything came together like clock work, due to the fine organization by Linda Underwood […]

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Issue 21 (March 2001): Dave’s World

Igottwentydoiheartwentyfive……..Big Assawoman, the Stapled Condom, and Other Memories Auctions — I love doing auctions. I love the challenge of trying to turn a well intentioned donation into cash for a good cause, to keep things moving along, and to make fun of my friends all at the same time. Yes, I admit that I sometimes […]

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Mike Gillard

Issue 20: Kites… Life.

Welcome! Thanks for stopping in for the 20th issue of Kitelife. I sincerely appreciate the support of our readers and sponsors over the last year; and hope that you have the best year yet in 2001. 2000 was a great year for Kitelife. We received 165,345 visits from our readers, who viewed over 612,000 pages. […]

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Issue 20: Dave’s World

I came to Hong Kong last week to take part in the first International Hong Kong Kite Festival. During the opening ceremony, a Chinese marching band led by a man in a kilt played LaBamba. It is one of those poignant and bemusing moments on the international kite circuit that needs to be savored, and […]

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Issue 20: Kitemaker Profile – Scott Hampton 

Hi readers, welcome back to another issue of Kitemaker Profile. This month it is my pleasure to profile a kite maker from Utah, USA – Scott Hampton. I first met Scott at Fort Worden 2000 and then again last November when Scott was the guest international kite maker at Festival of the Winds held in […]

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Issue 20: AKA Corner

I’m delighted to once again be serving as President of the American Kitefliers Association and particularly delighted to be working so closely with our friends at Many of you will recall that I served four earlier terms from 1990 to 1994. Those were exciting, vibrant, active times for the AKA. We peaked with 5000 […]

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Issue 20: Ray’s Adventures

Another France Adventure 4th Air & Wind International Kite Festival 2000 Frejus, France Wow! This was my 3rd fully sponsored trip to the South of France this past kite season. I love performing in France. Their kite festivals are so family-oriented and very well organized, you know what is going on at all times. There […]

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