At age 83, Helen Bushell, of Melbourne, likes nothing better than to recall her 40 plus years of involvement with kiting, a sport she loves.
She took up kiteflying when she and husband and five children, plus friends, went to the beach. The men and boys sailed, the women and girls were relegated to the sand. Buying a little Delta that had just come on the market, Helen adopted kites as an amusement for herself and the kids. When she saw two seemingly identical kites perform very differently, she became fascinated by the aerodynamics involved.