Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mote Park Kite Festival Maidstone Kent

Hi folks,

Sunday was the first Kent Kite Flyers Festival at Moat Park Maidstone in Kent.

It was well attended even though it started with would believe too much wind but the club got the event under way without to many hiccups.

First of is a Crystal which as you can see is a single line kite with sails, small but in every direction enabling it to be stable in the sky. As you can see the weather didn't look promising but the forecast said it would improve.

Sure enough the sun popped it's head out as you can see. These are just streamers fixed to a kite line giving a nice coloured effect. 

Next is an open box kite also stable in gusty winds

This is Bill about to fly a Waldof Hexagonal Box Kite which is very large as you can see.

It looked magnificent in the sky.

Next was the display team with a wonderful couple of two line kites giving a display to music.

The sky then brightened leaving wonderful cloud effects

Well into the routine, you have to inagine the music.

At the end of the display the kites returned to earth on there tips without any damage, it was a superb bit of flying and wonderful to watch.

A variation on a winged triangular box kite known as a Conyne of French military box kite with drogues for stability.

This wonderful Eagle sawed across the sky like the real thing.

Last was a Flowform which is a soft kite that means no spars to break and  using a drogue to keep it stable.

Hope you liked your first look at kites, I will show more in part two.

Thanks for looking.

nite nite, luv Mike XX


  1. Great pictures Mike, was goode to see you there, hope you and Sue had a good day

    1. Yep, will slowly get back into it, hope you received the pictures.

  2. I like the eagle kite Mike at first sight it looks real

  3. Great display Mike.......Right in my living room !
    Loved it....Thanks for sharing !!!
    Chris and Dave R

  4. Fabulous, Fabulous Pictures Mike ... love 'em all!!!

  5. Hi mike no birds to misidentify to day then! Great shot of my Bald Eagle though my son who was flying it said he had trouble getting it to stay in the air.

  6. Thanks for all your nice comments.