Publications

  • Terrorism in the Philippines has forced Orly Ongkingco of Manila to temporarily halt his research on kites throughout the archipelago. Ongkingco was the recipient of a grant...

  • Hashimoto was born in Hikifune, Mukojima, Tokyo, in l904. When he was four years old, his family moved to an area behind the Shimotani Shrine in Ueno. Having been born into a...

  • “There is a fascination in collecting kite stamps and first day covers.” The speaker is Scott Skinner, president of the Drachen Foundation and a leading collector...

  • Jim Day is one of the stalwarts of the Seattle kite scene. “He’s an example of a person who finds kites a perfect focus for his very bright, single focus...

  • We flew kites in the Easter season, but that often meant for as much as two months prior to Easter. Since I was in the city of Port au Prince, where there was little open space...

  • It is very remarkable how people pass by good inventions and good ideas and won’t take to them. Kites, for instance, have been known for hundreds of years. Everyone knows...

  • Actress Lauren Bacall once said, “Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly,” and nothing prompts flights of fancy like the sight of a soaring kite. To fly a...

  • Dr. Mike Jensen demonstrated the continuing utility of the kite for scientific studies on a two-month trip to the North Pole last summer. Traveling with a group of scientists...

  • Eleven years after opening its doors to the public, the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington, is alive and flourishing. It’s also ambitious. With more than 90...

  • Samuel F. Cody’s kites and other artifacts of Farnborough England’s 100-year-history as the birthplace of British aviation are expected to find an exhibition home...