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December 14th, 2020 Kite Newsletter

About 3 weeks left in the year has me thinking not only about the new resources and new opportunities for next year, but also reflecting on some of what happened this last year. In an effort to bring attention to, and highlight, some of the good that happened over the year I am putting a call out to all of you to share with me your favorite kite story of the year. Let's create a kite yearbook filled with memories, and stories.

Shoot me an email with your favorite story or memory. It doesn't have to be a big, it doesn't have to be small, it just has to mean something to you.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or general feedback let me know at



Wanting to progress your kite flying skills but can't get together with your friends or experienced fliers to learn first hand? Film yourself, then watch the video. To make the most of it, keep it short, and immediate. This helps keep the action fresh and relatable in your mind, and is easier to correct or adjust.



Announcing a new project set to launch on January 1st, 2021. Please help me in welcoming

The first part of the website is live now, so go check it out to see some of what you will be able to find. There are a lot more pieces and parts that will make up this resource as it grows, and I would love to have your input!

Follow along with Spencer 'Watty' Watson as he discusses how to solve a kite building problem with 3d printing.

Check out Alex Belov as he takes a 90nine SUL for a spin at his local flying field. The ever popular Windless Indoor Kite Festival is taking things

BACK TO ZERO!!! With a virtual 'zero wind' kite festival for 2021. EVERYONE is encouraged to take part in this event. Whether you have experience flying indoors or in a zero wind environment or not. Check it out!Be part in the first ever virtual Windless Kite Festival and let's make this also the first ever GLOBAL version as well!! This will be a special event with not only group activities, chats, and a few of the other things that make this event so special in person, but there will also be a 'film festival' style approach to the videos featuring you. Yes you, you are the stars of the show!!

Make sure to share this with your friends and start brainstorming how you are going to take your kite flying Back to Zero!!

Don't forget to like the following pages so you can stay up to date on the event:



For something a little bit different.

Photo care of Gregana Krasteva

ANONYMOUS artist Athirty4 well known for his satirical street art unveiled a new design to huge excitement.

People in Headington can spot the newest piece only if they look up – as the artist dressed trees with colourful Christmas kites.

They can be found on Stapleton Road, opposite the Jenner Institute where the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine was created. In a much-discussed Twitter post published on Friday, Athirty4 wrote: "A kite metaphor for all you kite-metaphor enthusiasts. So paper thin; so vulnerable in this inclement climate."

All made out of Christmas gift wrapping paper, the kites carry messaged on their tales, which read 'The Covid-19 vaccine is a gust of hope that will help to free us from the trees'. Read more here:

Photo care Innorock

Kitemaking kits for Artful Outdoor Activities A favorite pastime among children is kite flying. So simple and joyful, it’s a great windy-day activity that can make them feel almost as though they’re flying themselves. What’s better than that, though? Making their own kites and sending them soaring into the clouds. It’s more complicated than it looks, however, to fashion a kite that’s both good looking and able to fly. That’s where kits come in. With templates, precut rods, and detailed instructions, it’s a great multifaceted activity for parents and children to share. From simple diamonds to flying tetrahedrons, check out the kite-making kids we like the best. Read more at :


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