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David and Dorothea Checkley

David and Dorothea Checkley ... Dorothea Checkley's Obituary (United States, Flat, Inflated, ...

Biographies - 07/03/2011 - 10:51 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The City of Kites-Weifang

center of manufacturing. Pictured in this book are kiters, Ken Conrad and Dorothea Checkley ...

Collections - 06/15/2012 - 13:43 - 0 comments

Living Life Like Liz

The magic of the Checkley family touched many in the kiting world. Beginning with Dave and Dorothea and ending with their daughter Liz, the Checkley's embraced the kiting community, sharing ... Dorothea, and father David, I wanted to get to know her as well. Little did I know that she would ...

Blog entry - 12/19/2011 - 16:00 - 0 comments - 3 attachments

Red Sled

stability. Two point bridle. Could be a kite by David Checkley for sale through his cottage industry ...

Collections - 11/06/2011 - 10:56 - 0 comments

Dusenberry kite train

trips to Japan and China with David Checkley. He aslo describes kites he has made and flown ...

Collections - 10/29/2011 - 13:52 - 0 comments

Drachen Foundation Newsletter: December 2011

of the Checkley family touched many in the kiting world. Beginning with Dave and Dorothea and ending with their daughter Liz, the Checkley's embraced the kiting community, sharing their love of kiting and making ...

Newsletter issue - 12/19/2011 - 16:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Drachen Foundation Newsletter: March 2010

fellow Seattleite David Checkley was mentioned. Curious about kites and wanting to connect to people ... when Jack Van Gilder and David Checkley died," John commented wistfully. "They were my ... a Conversation with John Dusenberry John showing two of the kites he collected in Japan on a Checkley ...

Newsletter issue - 06/20/2011 - 09:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Hamamatsu 2010

I've been lucky enough to visit Japan more than a dozen times since my first trip in 1989, but it's been over twenty years since I experienced the organized chaos of Hamamatsu. On that first trip, with Dorothea Checkley, we attended five festivals in 7 days: Sagara, Fujisaki, Hirosaki, and Hamamatsu, along ...

Blog entry - 03/11/2011 - 19:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Drachen Foundation Newsletter: August 2008

specifically for kites. Having met Seattle’s Dave Checkley at AKA Conventions and seeing his remarkable Chinese kites, it was a no-brainer to decide to tag along with David’s Spring, 1988 trip to China. Throughout ... meet Checkley and his Seattle group at Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan, and then we’d fly together ...

Newsletter issue - 07/14/2011 - 14:41 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Journal Issue 22.pdf

paintings in the David Kahn collection, one of the best such troves in the world. A museum official in New ... Foundation Journal Summer-Fall 20061David Kahn The Journal StaffScott Skinner, president of the Drachen ... Museum Official’s Japanese Kite TroveDavid Kahn is was one of those natural born collectors, the type who ...application/pdf icon application/pdf attached to: Paul MacCready Sees Great Promise In Using Kites to Tap Power of Wind

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