Record Kite Flight Seen as a ‘'Job Well Done’'

Ben Ruhe
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Almost a year ago, Richard Synergy of Toronto flew a kite l4,509 feet into the air to set a single kite altitude record. It was the culmination of l0 years of effort.

With the mark now headed for the Guinness Book of World Records, Synergy looks back and says the whole thing was well worth the effort. Unable to get commercial sponsorship, he basically pulled it off alone, backed by a loyal volunteer crew, and he estimates he spent $70,000 on the project out of his own pocket during the decade. “

I received enormous personal satisfaction and it was a wonderful personal growth lesson,” he says. “It was money well spent. I learned discipline, planning, stick-to-it-ness. This all should serve me well in my future life.”

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