Publications

  • Two intrepid Belgian explorers conclusively proved the worth of kites while transiting the White Continent, Antarctica. Their 99-day trek is documented in a fine new book...

  • If you want to protect your new idea for a kite or a kite accessory, should you apply for a patent, trademark, copyright, none of these, or all of them?

    A patent...

  • A former Dutch astronaut with the euphonious name of Wubbo J. Ockels has come up with an unusual, even unlikely, wind energy invention. Best described as a looped kite “...

  • My admiration for the female of our species is increasing every day. At the Thailand International Kite Festival with the Mega Ray, Clyde Cook and I were being our usual...

  • Traveling. There are lots of tricks.

    One of the requirements of going to international kite festivals from New Zealand is that the baggage allowance of 140 pounds (64...

  • A couple of vintage car enthusiasts arrived with a very interesting challenge one weekend. They had secured the rights to make an official replica of the first motorcar, Carl...

  • In an experiment, C.W. Post, the breakfast food millionaire, once tried to produce rainfall on his Texas ranch by using 20 kites to hoist 150 sticks of dynamite into the air,...

  • In order to widen the audience for its collection of French language kite material, some of it rare and unusual, the Drachen Foundation hired Rebekah Pape of Seattle Pacific...

  • A valuable collection of late 19th and early 20th century manuscript and printed materials gathered by Abbott Lawrence Rotch is be preserved and catalogued by the Blue Hill...

  • Of the many kites and kite-hybrids used during World War II, one of the more novel was the rotary wing kite----the Bachstelze, or Sandpiper---used by the German submarine...