Kite Biographies


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Ben D’Antonio

Ben has traveled the kite world promoting the Revolution four-line kite. Just over twenty years old, the Rev is flown worldwide and is the...
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Connor Doran

A teenager living with epilepsy, Connor skyrocketed to fame on America’s Got Talent with his indoor kite flying. The emotional and...
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George Dyson

Science historian Dyson is a sought-after commentator of our modern, computer-dominated age. But he’s also known for Baidarka, his...
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Jan Desimpelaere

Belgian Desimpelaere has amassed one of the world’s finest collections of European and American historical kites. Concerned most with man-...
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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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John Dusenberry

Seattle, Washington’s Dusenberry entered the kite world in the early 1970s when he found fellow kiting pioneers Dave Checkley, Tom Sisson,...
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Lesley Dill

Contemporary artist Lesley Dill collaborated with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) students, their teacher, Gail Deery, and Drachen...
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Nick D’Alto

Engineer D’Alto is one of the leading historical kite makers in the United States. He is an expert on early flight, including kite man-...
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Patrick de Koning

Dutch artist de Koning has produced striking photographic images of his man-lifting performances. He became interested in kites around the age of...
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Pete Dolphin

Active with kites for over twenty years, Dolphin is an accomplished kite maker, sport kite performer, and American Kitefliers Association...
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