How to Fly a Stunt Kite

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chris Maxa from The Kite Loft demonstrates how to correctly fly a stunt kite.

    Chris Maxa

    Chris Maxa is the General Manager of The Kite Loft, Inc. located in Ocean City, Maryland. Chris has over 15 years of kite flying experience both privately and professionally. He has instructed and consulted thousands of people on kiting from small children to senior citizens. In addition, Chris has given hundreds of personal, hands-on flying lessons to aspiring kite flyers. Chris has played an interregnal role in helping The Kite Loft grow and maintain it’s status as the world’s largest retailer of kites. He has learned his craft from two of the kite industry’s pioneers and most respected figures, Bill Osche and Jay Knerr, both of whom have been voted “Kite Person of the Year.” Chris has attended multiple national kite conventions and trade shows. He has participated in numerous kite festivals as both a participant and as a vendor. Chris trains and coaches a team that displays the largest daily kite air-show on the East Coast, for millions of summer tourists each year. Chris is an avid kite flyer who enjoys flying recreationally in his free time. He has flown, and mastered, just about every kind of kite imaginable. In 2002, Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in Business Administration. He currently lives in Berlin, MD with his wife Kristie and daughter Marlow.

    Chris Maxa: Hi, my name is Chris Maxa. I am the General Manager at Kite loft located in Ocean city Maryland. I have about fifteen years of kite flying experience, an about half of those, I have been getting paid to do it. I have attended various kite seminars, summits numerous trade shows and kite festivals. Some as just a participant, others as a merchant. Today, we are going to learn how to fly a stunt kite.

    We are going to help you choose the right stunt kite for you. How to assemble your stunt kite, the anatomy and all the components you are going to need to know in order to fly your stunt kite, we re going to talk you about the wind and how you can read the wind and how to help you in flying your stunt kite. We are going also talk about safety and the proper place to fly, this stunt kite of yours. Some of the safety issues that we are going to have to touch upon are going to be human factors and hazards. Safety is important in kite flying. We want to make sure that nobody gets hurt. Also there are situations with turbulence, trees, power lines or any other weather problems that may arise. So if you are ready, I am too le s go fly our kite.