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Learning to Fly

Posted by West Australian, 21 March 2013 - * * * * * · 488 views

Learning to Fly Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd),“Into the distance, a ribbon of blackStretched to the point of no turning backA flight of fancy on a windswept fieldStanding alone my senses reeledA fatal attraction is holding me fast,How can I escape this irresistible grasp?” These Lyrics are from The Pink Floyd Song “Learning to Fly”Clearly some...


Perth Meet - Duelling Stacks and more..

Posted by West Australian, 14 March 2013 - - - - - - · 555 views

Perth Meet - Duelling Stacks and more.. It was promising to be some Pre-storm winds, I arrived first on field, darkness all around.I finished my Breakfast while I collected up my various bags, and headed out on field.I staked out my 150# lines with the plan of putting a stack on it. I was linking the Midvent B to the back of the Fullvent B when SparkieRob came out on field. Followed quite quick...


Not A Flight Log, something different.

Posted by West Australian, 08 March 2013 - - - - - - · 443 views

Not A Flight Log, something different. It is really feeling like Autumn out here now.Darker Mornings and Evenings, a positive cool change, it even rained.Oh Sure, Summer will throw a few more warm days at us, but the really hot days should be behind us. This Episode of my Blog is not a simple Log of my recent flying, but a look into the Past, at the Quad flyer I could have been. Also my r...


Howz My Blog….

Posted by West Australian, 05 March 2013 - - - - - - · 381 views

This will be my 8th  Blog entry.As I write this I have 8 Comments from others and over 700 views.Also 1 Follower, but I think John follows everyone’s blog.I have noticed that the views are dropping , Still quite a few of you reading this though.Thanks! I will ask anyone reading this to consider commenting or PM’ing me to tell me what they...


Flight Log and My First Stack!

Posted by West Australian, 01 March 2013 - - - - - - · 343 views

Flight Log and My First Stack! Flight Log Update 27/28FEB I got a great fly in on Wednesday Morning.I got out the Mid-Vent Black/Lime for the first time.The wind was light, the wind was moderate, and the Mid Vented Went really well. I also ran out a second kite. I think it is my first time to stake out 2 Rev’s in one session.I had the Mid with a 3 wrap Frame on my 90# x...


My Best Kite Day Ever!

Posted by West Australian, 27 February 2013 - - - - - - · 442 views

My Best Kite Day Ever!I got to Tom Bateman reserve (my Fav Flying grounds) at just after 5am.There was a good cool Easterly coming through the car park.  There were only the earliest signs of Dawn.I took a moment to let the wind rush past me, taking in the early morning sights, sounds and smells.Flying kites puts your back to the wind so often that i...


Flight Log 21-25FEB

Posted by West Australian, 24 February 2013 - - - - - - · 292 views

Thursday 21FEB Morning was met with Lightning Storms over my Flying field.Not flying in Lightning…. No Way… By the Afternoon I was treated to Mild conditions that allowed the STD to fly quite nicely on 2 Wrap and 50/50 lines. The conditions were very nice, got in a decent half hour. Friday 22FEB Morning was very Light on. 0-2 km/h gu...


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Flight Log and Thoughts about My Rev Kit.

Posted by West Australian, 19 February 2013 - * * * * * · 833 views

Flight Log and Thoughts about My Rev Kit. No Arvo Flight Yesterday, Responsibilities are beginning to creep in on my flying time :( Well I Joined up to KiteLife… Very Happy about that. I feel that the Contribution that KiteLife makes to the Community needs to be supported.And all those Sweet Tutorials are Pretty good too :)I have been Downloading them onto My Ipod Touch.To Paraphrase S...


19FEB2013 - Flight Log

Posted by West Australian, 18 February 2013 - - - - - - · 342 views

Yesterday Arvo (Mon18FEB13) was Interesting to say the least.When I got set up, there was Sweet Mild winds with moderate gusts.I set up My B STD with a quick change to the 3 Wrap frame.I gotta say the Multiple framing options on these kites is Fantastic! I started out by practicing some Squares and Circles.In an attempt to gain more control of my kit...


About Me

Posted by West Australian, 17 February 2013 - - - - - - · 274 views

I am a Husband, Father, Brother, Son. I flew kites as a young kid, but my memories are vague at best.I really got into kites about 25 years ago, Single line kites to decorate the sky.My Interest has peaked and fallen a few times over the years. I was a member of the West Australian Stunt Kite Association, I met lots of great people and borrowed...






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