Publications

  • That the ancient Polynesians in New Zealand and Easter Island, Tahiti and the Cook Islands, and elsewhere were kite makers and kite fliers is well documented. But of particular...

  • There is no more elegant pastime than kiteflying, nor one of wider adaptation. The sport may be pursued in all weathers except violent storms.

    A kite may be flown from a...

  • I occasionally rant on about those who take the path of least resistance in product development by copying and developing from proven designs rather than blundering about...

  • There’s no organization, no schedule, no events, few spectators. It’s not a festival. It’s just Fano— an annual gathering of many thousands of kite makers and fliers, mostly...

  • With financial assistance from the Drachen Foundation, the Royal Aeronautical Society of England is conserving its unique collection of Lawrence Hargrave material. An Anglo-...

  • Open now for almost two years, the Drachen Foundation’s headquarters in Seattle’s charming Queen Anne community of small speciality shops and comfortable houses has fitted...

  • Tiny kites have long been a specialty of Charlie Sotich, of Chicago. “Miniature kites are my passion, ” he says. “They are easy to build, cheap—pennies apiece—and I can give...

  • William Abner Eddy grew up in Illinois where his father, a clergyman, encouraged him to investigate the sciences and keep notes, an essential habit for documenting one’s work....