Monday, September 15, 2014

KITES ARE FUN!

Kites are fun for all ages, so don't be a stick-in-the-mud... Go fly a kite!

Here's three videos of "Kites Are Fun"... the 3rd one is by Free Design, the guys who wrote & performed "Kites Are Fun."




Now, I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but even kites need to be handled with safety and common sense. here's an example of no common sense:


And here's TWO, count them, TWO dummies with no common sense:


Kites have killed people, so use a little common sense when you fly... no matter how small or how big your kite is.

 On a lighter note here's what Lincoln City, Oregon's annual kite festival looks like:


Lincoln City also has a fall kite festival happening October 4th & 5th of this year.

Friday, September 12, 2014

World's Record Under Sail

While we're on the subject of sailpower on the water, here's Sailrocket 2, one of the fastest sailboats on the water! At 66 mph, this has got to be like flying on the water.


These kinds of world record attempts are not without their dangers. Here's an attempt on the speed record by Sailrocket 1 that didn't go quite so well:


But if you want to attack the world's record for the fastest boat under sail in a really big way, do it with a trimaran:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A New Way to Use a Power Kite on the Water!

I'd like to try this one even though it's still in prototype.


If you've never seen the way power kites are used on the water, check out these videos:



This guy caught an updraft for 22 seconds of hang-time.


Connor Doran Honors Those We Lost on 9-11

Connor Doran flew his "Dare to Dream" Rev stack at the Capitol Mall to honor the memory of those we lost on 9-11.



Photo credit goes to Connor's mother, Amy Doran

Just in case you don't know who Connor is...



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Oklahomans & Neighbors... GO FLY A KITE!

This event is free to the public. There will be kites for the kids and a kite vendor for you to purchase a kite if you wish.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Making plans for Europe next summer?

If you're gonna be in the U.K. next August, the British Int'l Kite festival is the one to see:




OR... you can stay in the good ol' U.S. of A. and visit Long Beach, WA:


The important thing to remember when planning a vacation, weekend getaway or even a business trip is this:

There's a kite festival happening somewhere (and usually more than one) every weekend of the year!