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    Bob Ingraham

    Founder of the American Kitefliers Association, Bob was a central correspondent to the American kite world in the 1960s and 1970s, before a new generation …

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    Bob Maysmor

    Bob is the authority on Maori kites of New Zealand. His book Te Manu Tukutuku: The Maori Kite gives insight into the long and interesting …

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    Bob Mosier

    One of six members of Bill Lockhart’s honorary Junction Kite Club, Bob was a student of Bill Lockhart and Betty Street and became enamored with …

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    Bobby Stanfield

    Bobby helped set the standard in American kite making with his exceptional cellular kites of the 1980s and early 1990s. Creating exciting shapes and executing …

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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 the world’s prime …

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    Buteo Huang

    Taiwanese interior designer Huang has come to kites with alarming energy. From traditional designs he now follows his own vision, with avant-garde designs and new …

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    Capitaine Madiot

    Madiot’s cellular kite, with an internal, umbrella-like structure, won the French competition for man-lifting systems in 1909. However, due to Madiot’s untimely death in 1910, …

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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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    Charles Benton

    Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Benton has taken daring and beautiful aerial photos from kites. Technically astute, he has used KAP …

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