Publications

  • As part of its role in increasing and diffusing knowledge about kites worldwide, the Drachen Foundation maintains a study collection of kites, kite artifacts, and publications...

  • Reza Ragheb, of Aurora, Colorado, died last April after a brief illness. He was 67.

    Ragheb won worldwide renown for his beautiful kites and was the mentor of many...

  • At age 95, with his remarkable mental and physical faculties largely intact, Ed Grauel of Rochester has died of a heart condition. A national treasure of American kiting,...

  • A calm evening, not even a car anywhere, clouds sailing high up in the sky. Sun shining on the melting stretches of ice. There is just me and my kite gliding from one cloudy...

  • 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...