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Just amazing to see just how many people are needed to launch the kites to get one shot at a time, developed on site. If you have not tried KAP, you should! Its great fun. This could have been you 90 years ago ;-)

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Comment by Alex Arevalo on August 29, 2010 at 11:08am
Quite a lot of coordinated effort. Must've tested one's patience.
Nice bit of historical film.Thanks for posting it.
Comment by Peter Seddon on August 29, 2010 at 11:45am
They are flying a train of three Cody (aka Buffalo Bill) kites that Cody also used for man lifting purposes.

I have recently relocated my version of the Cody kite (it was very stable and with good lifting capability at a good steep line angle) made from ripstop nylon to fly with my grand daughter this next weekend!!

Peter

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 29, 2010 at 12:10pm
I use a Cody as well, having built a couple but now I have an off the shelf one! Thats how I came across the clip I was looking at Codys
Comment by Sky Monkey on August 29, 2010 at 1:56pm
Another famous example from 104 years ago was the work of George Lawrence photographing the aftermath of the San Francisco 1906 earthquake. His amazing photos brought much aid from Washington.

http://activetectonics.asu.edu/kites/06eq.html
Comment by Steve on August 29, 2010 at 4:39pm
One shot at a time. Amazing!
Comment by Alex Arevalo on August 29, 2010 at 5:01pm
Fortunately, San Francisco always has good winds for kiting or sailing.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 29, 2010 at 7:34pm
Comment by Alex Arevalo on August 29, 2010 at 8:12pm
Wasn't there a TV program on PBS that showed modern day aviators that weren't able to duplicate the Wright Brothers' feat? Why is that?
Comment by Overwatch on August 30, 2010 at 3:50am
Probably beacuse they were um... unqualified. There are numerous working Flyer replicas all over the world.

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