Kite Biographies


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Frank Chinn

Frank Chinn, a Chinese immigrant of Southern California, became known to many of the San Diego kite makers and flyers during the last 50 years....
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Frank Coenraets

From Belgium, Frank has traveled extensively with his kites, but his favorite destination is India. His patchwork ripstop creations are perfect...
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Frank Schwiemann

Serious with kites since his teens, Schwiemann went on to study object design in college and has continued to make innovative flying sculpture. He...
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

A world-famous contemporary artist, Hundertwasser is known in the kite world for his collaborations with Japanese kite maker Masaaki Sato. Using...
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Frits Sauve

An historical kite enthusiast, Sauve has helped to organize gatherings for like-minded kiters. He has produced a number of historically accurate...
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Gabriel Pantenier

One of the elusive kite designers of the early 20th Century, Pantenier developed sophisticated kites including a giant man-lifting model. He has...
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Gary Hinze

Kite researcher, writer, and flyer, Gary is one of the active flyers who provide valuable feedback about kite designs, workshop plans, or kite...
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Gary Mark

Gary is the founder of the Canadian Kite Federation and is active in organizing events and kite displays in Canada and around the world. He has...
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George A. Peters

Peters is a native Bermudan who has brought his island kite culture to a number of American kite venues. He has taught traditional Bermudan kite...
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George Cayley

Early aeronautical researcher, is credited with making, in 1804, the first “modern configuration aeroplane of history with fixed main plane...
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