Kite Biographies


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Andre Cassagne

Andre Cassagne raised the bar in box-kite construction when he developed plastic connectors that could be used to make tetrahedrons, flying rings...
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Bob Childs

An active sport kite flier, competitor, and designer, Bob was one of the first to fly sport kites indoors. He was an early practitioner of kite...
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Carl Crowell

Carl came to kites as a pastime during his student years at Oregon State University. He was a creative designer of the cross-deck and “wolf...
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Claude Commalonga

Little is known about this female kite artist from the south of France, but her creative energy and work reveals much of her kite story. Featured...
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Claudio Capelli

For twenty-five years, Claudio has been the driving force behind Cervia, Italy’s International Kite Festival: Cervia Volante. Capelli is a...
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David and Dorothea Checkley

Having worked extensively throughout Asia, David started to lead tours for kite fliers in the 1980s, first to Japan, then later to China. For...
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Deb Cooley

Deb has been an active participant in the middle of the American kite scene, living and working on the Oregon Coast. She has been a kite retailer...
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Dominic Cotard

Frenchman Cotard has worked to discover the kite treasures in the archives of the Musee de L’air and is helping the museum produce a...
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Dr. Jeff Cain

Jeff reminded modern American kitefliers of our close connection to the history of flight. He produced scale replicas of Otto Lillienthal’s...
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Eulogio Catalan

Stonecutter and carpenter Catalan makes kites in his native Phillipines as an expression of faith. Flown on All Souls Day, November 1st, kites for...
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