Kite Biographies


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Anna Rubin

Austrian artist Rubin has helped to launch a renaissance of artistic kite making. She is a fearless builder of amazing shapes, but retains a...
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Art Ross

For years, Canadian born Art Ross has produced spectacular, very large parafoils. His kites are characterized by their steady flight and lifting...
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Ben Ruhe

A powerhouse professional journalist and editor of Drachen's beloved Kite Journal, Ruhe has reported on the best and brightest of his...
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Francis Rogallo

Inventor of the flexikite, Rogallo is acknowledged as the father of modern hang gliding. His flexible wings were studied by NASA and have become...
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Jean Roberts

Living in one of the Cody family homes has led Jean to become the world’s authority on the life of Samuel Franklin Cody. She has been the...
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Lawrence Rotch

Founder of Harvard’s Blue Hill Observatory, Rotch was one of the leading international weather researchers who recognized the value of kites...
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Marian and Richard Robertson

The elder-statesmen of Texas kite flying, the Robertsons took up kite flying with their children and continue to fly today with their grand-...
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Mark Ricketts

Inventor of the Synergy Deca, a four-line sport kite that featured a tensegrity kite frame (a structure held rigid by opposing compression and...
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Natalie and Paul Reynolds

Both have been involved in kites for decades, and Paul is one of the informative and professional voices of kite festivals worldwide and a...
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Peter Reese

Reese is the author of a newer biography of Samuel Franklin Cody, The Flying Cowboy. This is a celebration of the exciting life of Sam...
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