Kite Biographies


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Jean Phillippe Bequet

Bequet is a professional magazine writer, editor, and publisher who was first noticed in the publication of Kite Passion Magazine, Paris. From...
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Jean Roberts

Living in one of the Cody family homes has led Jean to become the world’s authority on the life of Samuel Franklin Cody. She has been the...
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Jean-Marie and Marte Simonnet

Accomplished sculptors who have presented work throughout Europe, the Simonnets have created unique kites that are sculptures created by the wind...
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Jilly Pelham

Producer of Vertical Visuals Kites, an innovative cottage industry of designers, produced throughout the1980s, Jilly reproduced many of the...
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Jim Day

Retired carpenter Day is a skilled craftsman, having done custom woodwork in many of Seattle’s finest homes. He comes to kites with energy and...
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Joe Ben Bevirt

One of the wind-energy pioneers currently working on a viable kite system for harnessing wind power (Joby Energy). His fixed-wing, modular...
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Joe Hadzicki

With brothers Dave and Jim, Joe invented and then marketed the radical Revolution four-line kite. The kite was a radical departure from...
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Joel Scholtz

An innovative kite designer who pushed the kite industry in the US, Joel produced a number of three-dimensional and flat kites that flew well,...
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John and Marzlie Freeman

John, now deceased, and Marzlie have been longtime advocates of patchwork techniques. John led numerous workshops on a variety of patchwork...
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John Barresi

John is a product of the sport kite craze of the 1980s and 1990s. As a youngster, he competed and won dual- and quad-line events and helped to...
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