Jim’s Kites

I am a kite buyer, not a kite maker, so if you want information on building your own kite, this is not the place to find it.  For that, try www.kitebuilder.com among others.  

If you have an interest in Kite Aerial Photography (KAP), which involves lifting a camera with a kite, all you need is at  http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/discuss/

And whatever your kiting interest, join the American Kitefliers Association to get four free glossy magazines each year, contact with other fliers, lots of information, and a 10% discount when buying from most American dealers, all for a low subscription.  Overseas members are welcome.

If you are in New Zealand, check out the New Zealand Kitefliers Association  for news about kiting and contact with other fliers, as well as other useful information and links.

And a young lady, Brittany, in America, just found a great source with links to lots of sites dealing with kites and kite history. http://www.cheapflights.com/promos/unique-flights-kite-flying is basically a site offering cheap airline deals, but this page of links is a great service to those with an interest in kiting.

Another young lady, Caroline, also from America, has found a useful source at http://www.air-n-water.com/articles-wbp-air-flow-kites.htm . This has many links on different aspects of kites and kiting, so it’s well worth a look.

This site developed by Jim Nicholls  with Serif WebPlus X5

Kite reviews, kite videos & advice on choosing, buying and flying single-line kites.

2015 Kite Day

at New Brighton, Christchurch, January 24, 2015

This was a great success, and the number of people viewing it was maybe a record.  I had some wonderful help from friends to fly some of my kites, and we contributed to what was a great display.  See the video here: http://youtu.be/cewL0JwriIE

NEW: Buying kites from China - see the advice on my “Buying” page before you venture into this.


I have not updated this site for a long time.  To see all my latest kites and information about them, visit my YouTube channel with over 650 kite videos.  I’ll try to update this website soon.