Tag Archives: Australia

Issue 41: Flying High Down Under

Kitelife last reported on Bob Moore’s World Record Altitude attempt in our November/December issue, and we’re happy to report he’s still on track and working toward his scheduled attempt. To recap: November 11, 2004 Hello kite fliers, I live in Sydney, Australia and have been flying kites intermittently for over 40 years. In the last […]

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"Brown", by Ray

Issue 5: Kitemaker Profile – Ray and Gail Wilmer

Now that Kitelife has gone bi-monthly, I will try to include profiles on more than one kitemaker in each edition. In which case, there are separate articles for each kitemaker. Last month I introduced you to Neil Taylor from Western Australia ….. I follow that up in this issue with an interview from a husband […]

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A genki kite with an interesting cat like design approx. 12ft across

Issue 4: Kitemaker Profile – Neil Taylor

Here is the second in my series of articles featuring kitemakers from around the world. In the coming months, I intend to look at as wide a variety of kitemakers as possible, not wanting to concentrate only on professional makers or those already well-known, but hoping to introduce some new, different or unknown kitemakers as […]

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Issue 2 (May 1998): Geelong Kite Festival

April 18th – 19th , incorporating the Australian National Team kite championships. My team (Zero Gravity) ventured east to attend the Geelong Kite Festival, a two day event that incorporated the Australian National Team Competitions. The winner of the Team event was to win the right to represent Australia at the World Cup planned to […]

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Issue 2: Adelaide Intl Flight Fest (AIFF)

Photos by M. Luscombe, G. Gamble, and R. Wilmer Well, you know you have had a good festival when you look in the mirror Monday morning getting ready for work and you see a red face with a white ‘sunglasses’ shadow around the eyes and extending back to the ears. Wow, three days of flying […]

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Issue 1: Roaring Forties Festival

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Ten years ago, in 1988, Australia’s first World Kiting Festival was held in Launceston as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. (The Bicentenary celebrated the arrival of the First Fleet from England, consisting of eleven ships, into Sydney harbour on January 26 1788, founding the first European settlement in Australia.) This festival was […]

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