Kite Biographies


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Alexander Graham Bell

Canadian Bell experimented extensively with tetrahedral kites in his quest of powered, controlled flight. His kite experiments culminated in the...
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Amie Barcelou

Canadian Barcelou produced amazing three-dimensional, structural kites. Heavy, but well executed, his flying creations included skunks, a flying...
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Anton Bodoczky

Son of Hungary’s kite artist Istvan Bodoczky, Anton has distinguished himself as a top-flight kite maker. He has trained in fine arts as...
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B.F.S. Baden Powell

An experimenter with man-lifting with kites in the 1890s he proposed a kite man-lifting system for observation to the British military. Baden...
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Basir Beria

A transplanted Afghan living in Los Angeles, California, Basir continues the kite traditions of Afghanistan. His large fighting kites are adorned...
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Ben Balsley

University of Colorado researcher who used kites in the mid-1990s to sample atmospheric phenomenon. Balsley employed a wing-shaped ferry (...
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Bill Bigge

Most famous for his glider kite that flies backward as well as forward, thus allowing zero-wind flight indoors or outdoors. An accomplished...
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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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Daniel Baselli

Daniel Baselli is a young Canadian art student from University of British Columbia who received a Drachen grant for researching the kites of...
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Dave Bogie

In the late 1980s the kite community was graced by creative photographer Dave Bogie. His tongue-in-cheek KGB, Kite Group Boise (Idaho), was...
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