Kite Biographies


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Bob Ingraham

Founder of the American Kitefliers Association, Bob was a central correspondent to the American kite world in the 1960s and 1970s, before a new...
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Bob Maysmor

Bob is the authority on Maori kites of New Zealand. His book Te Manu Tukutuku: The Maori Kite gives insight into the long and interesting...
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Bob Mosier

One of six members of Bill Lockhart’s honorary Junction Kite Club, Bob was a student of Bill Lockhart and Betty Street and became enamored...
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Bobby Stanfield

Bobby helped set the standard in American kite making with his exceptional cellular kites of the 1980s and early 1990s. Creating exciting shapes...
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Brooks Leffler

Brooks has been at the center of Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) in the United States since the 1980s. His publication, The Aerial Eye has become...
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Bruce Lambert

Active fighter kite flyer Lambert has written a book (Fighters, North American Single Line Sport Kites, 2000 Project), and hosts one of...
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Buteo Huang

Taiwanese interior designer Huang has come to kites with alarming energy. From traditional designs he now follows his own vision, with avant-garde...
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Capitaine Madiot

Madiot’s cellular kite, with an internal, umbrella-like structure, won the French competition for man-lifting systems in 1909. However,...
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Carl Crowell

Carl came to kites as a pastime during his student years at Oregon State University. He was a creative designer of the cross-deck and “wolf...
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Charles Benton

Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Benton has taken daring and beautiful aerial photos from kites. Technically...
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