The Person

I live in Dortmund/Germany together with my wife and my son and work as a manager of an workshop for electronics at the faculty of chemistry at the technical university of Dortmund.
I started kite flying with a stuntkite in 1995, won in a tombola.
After a short time of making stunt kites I began making single line kites.
Now there are a lot of selfmade kites in my kitebag, and some collected kites from other kitemakers, too.
From 2002-2005 I was the vizepresident of the German Kite Association. Additionally, I have taken the task of the editor of the association's magazine HochHinaus and organized the annual competitions of the German kite championships.
During these years I could participate on more than 130 kite events in the following countries:
Belgium, Denmark, Germany, England, France, Indonesia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, USA

 

Participation in competitions:

1997 - German Champion Boxkites

2000 - Art Kite Festival Detmold/Germany, 1st Place in the category Trompe l' oeil

2010 - Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe, "Unidentified Flying Structures", 3rd Place " 1st participation " Category

 

Workshops

2004
Kitemakers Conference in Fort Worden
usa Fort Worden/Washington State
2005
White Horse Kite Flyers
uk Swindon
2006
Oregon Kitemakers Retreat
usa Twin Rocks Friends Camp/Oregon
2007
Kitemakers Conference in Fort Worden
usa Fort Worden/Washington State
2008
Kitemakers Conference in Fort Worden
usa Fort Worden/Washington State
2009
Drachenfreunde Sturzflug
germany Reutlingen
2009
Johns Workshop
germany Mardorf
2010
10. Historical Kite Workshop
germany Stade

Kite:

German Antenna Kite

2013
31. Kitemakers Conference in Fort Worden
usa Port Townsend - Washington State

Kite:

Stack7

2014
21st Annual Oregon Kitemakers Retreat
usa Twin Rocks Friends Camp - Oregon
2014
Upper Midwest Area Kitemaking Event
usa Lorado Taft Field campus - Illinois

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