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Issue 57: From the Editor

Many of you have heard the idea that if you could get six million monkeys with six million typewriters (or, Macs), through the liberal application of statistics, they will eventually type up a copy of some Shakespeare. However, this month, there is one monkey and one Mac so, there isn’t very good odds that there […]

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Issue 57: AKA Corner

People ask me all the time how I got in to kite flying. The answer is that I never really got out. I flew kites as a kid and I was fortunate that none of the grownups wanted anything to do with it. Kites were paper or plastic, mostly they were diamond-shape, and they were […]

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Issue 57: Kites… Life.

As Kitelife prepares for its 11th year in publication with 2008 right around the corner, we’re looking forward to yet another decade of serving the general kiting community… When the e-zine was created in June of 1998, the late Mike Gillard (our founder) very much wanted to fill the vacuum left by great publications like […]

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Issue 57: Dave’s World: Down to South Africa

Susan and I are just back from South Africa. This was our fourth trip to support Cape Mental Health. These are good people doing good work for a great cause. And over the years, many have become dear friends. But flying is different in South Africa. Most of you know we don’t let kids around […]

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Issue 57: Kite Chi with Corey Jensen – Living That Kite Life

Okay, I don’t know if you all know Corey Jensen. Oh, never mind some of that stuff you’re likely to hear, and yeah Corey isn’t exactly perfect… All that said however, we’ve always appreciated Corey’s unique viewpoints on the world, on all things in it – and especially on all things Kiting! It came out […]

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Issue 57: Drachen Archives – A Cody

On October 16, 1908, cowboy showman and kite enthusiast Samuel Franklin Cody became the first man in England to achieve self-sustained manned flight. To honor one of the kiting world’s most famous and certainly most illustrious personalities, the Drachen Foundation will be using this “Featured Archive” column to highlight some of the Cody items it […]

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Issue 57: Featured Store: Kites R Us

Each month we’ll be featuring one of the fine retailers who have been so supportive of Kitelife and other areas of the kiting community…The retailers you’ll find here are established, proven vendors. 1482 River Road New Hope, PA 18938 Phone: 1-866-548-WIND In the beginning, we had a physical location in Flemington, NJ in […]

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Issue 57: Toro, Toro, Toro…

Red Bull gives you wings, all kinds of wings, even those on kites… Sadly, the previous two events that were scheduled for the Red Bull Kite Performers were canceled, London due to heavy flooding on location and San Diego due to airspace restrictions so near to a Navy base… But after the extremely light wind […]

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Issue 57: ProFile of Heads Up Kites

Did you happen to read the ProFile of Pam Kirk and Mike Dennis in the last Kitelife issue?  Well, if you haven’t done it, now’s a great time to do so!  Why?  Because Pam and Mike talked about their “early” days…  WAY back before things like “standoffs” didn’t exist, and even before Sport Kiting had […]

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Issue 57: ProFile: John Freeman

As Kitelife grows in readership, we’ve tried to keep looking for ways to expand the scope of the magazine. It probably is no huge surprise to hear me say Kitelife started out with a decidedly “Sport Kite” bias… So, one of the ways to expand our scope is for Kitelife to get into the NON-sport […]

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