Kite Biographies


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Bill Lockhart

Retired art professor from Texas Tech University, bill and colleague Betty Street organized the Junction, TX International Kite Retreat for ten...
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Brooks Leffler

Brooks has been at the center of Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) in the United States since the 1980s. His publication, The Aerial Eye has become...
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Bruce Lambert

Active fighter kite flyer Lambert has written a book (Fighters, North American Single Line Sport Kites, 2000 Project), and hosts one of...
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Charles Lamson

An aeronautical experimenter at the end of the 19th and early 20th Century, Lamson is known for his “Aerocurve” kite, an elegant...
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Chuck Lund

An American fighter kite champion, Chuck has published plans for fighting kites, given workshops, and produced a handy guide to knots that is...
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Dan Leigh

A specialist in delta kites, Dan produced beautiful kites throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His high-flying deltas were crafted to perfection:...
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Dave Lang

Retired NASA engineer, Dave Lang, brings a unique perspective to the Drachen Foundation Board of Directors. He is familiar with and involved in...
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Ed and Gail Lindsey

Another husband and wife team, Ed and Gail use their individual skills to produce beautiful contemporary kites. Ed crafts frames, connectors, and...
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George Lawrence

Lawrence captured the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by lifting a 49 pound, panoramic camera above the city using a train of...
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Heloise Lochman

One of the first notable “manufacturers” of custom kites, Lochman’s White Bird label was familiar to all who came to kites in...
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