A big Happy 50th Birthday to Peter Lynn Kites!!
If you want to be part of the festivities, they are live streaming on Facebook on Saturday the 4th of November.
From my first steps into kite flying way back in 1988, all the way to today, Peter Lynn kites have been a staple for me.
Power kites are where I have enjoyed the most fun, and combined with my first buggy (a PL Comp), many years of fun and friendship has been had.
Pictured is just the PL kites, and the long suffering (24 year old) Comp buggy that has had all parts replaced a minimum of twice, except the down tube. Which is the only original part!!
The kite list: Holding a PL sunrise Delta, one 3.6 Peel, 6 C-Quads 1.4 to 8.5, 5.7 Waterfoil, 5.6 Twister, 2 Core's (3m and 4m), and 8 ARC's (original 1120, 6m Phantom, 7 and 10 Scorpion, a 13m Phantom-Scorpion hybrid and 10m bridled ARC from the skunk works of the PL factory, and a 6m and 15m Mark 2 Phantom's.
And the future?
Well I seem to have corrupted my 10 year old son into kites as well.
So with a nice selection of kites to choose from there is no doubt that he will also enjoy using PL kites for many years to come.
To all the current and past people involved at PL kites, Thank you for the many years of enjoyment that I have had with the products that you have created.
Here's to many more good times, with our community of kite friends all over the world.
Happy Birthday Peter Lynn Kites!!!!
@roblukin makes the ABC News.
Rob Lukin may struggle to walk every day, but that does not stop him from flying down the beach at up to 90kph.
For the past 12 years, the Port Lincoln man has been doing the extreme sport of kitebuggying.
"I guess I am chasing the adrenaline," Mr Lukin said.
Now this might go unseen as I am not sure how many people may remember my father AndyFly (Andrew, Andy) who sadly passed in 2011 from a seizure. His passion was kiting, buggying, and mostly, being apart of the BrisKites & Extremekites community. On the long weekend of Easter in 2012 my family and I travelled to Yeppoon to meet with many of the kiting community as we remembered dad for who he was, alongside an event that he loved attending (with us AndyFly "maggots" joining the fun 😂) as we scattered some of his ashes on the beach out the front of Driftwood. Our family has so many fond memories of so many different people within this community, and the joy that it their friendship brought Andrew.
For the first time since 2011, my mum Linda and I have travelled to Yeppoon to spend the last few weeks remembering the adventures we use to have with dad on these kiting trips and the people that we met. We walked along the same beach today, in front of Driftwood, drawing his name once again in the sands that he once loved. I watched a kite surfer today and it reminded me of the times I use to go and kite with dad in Canberra at the Amaroo ovals at 14 years old, learning how to kite and watching dad fly through the sky in his buggy for hours.
So here is a big thank you from our AndyFly family to everyone who remembers dad. To everyone who brought such strong friendships, fun, banter, love and support to dad's life. For everyone who left such kind words after he passed, and who posted such amazing pictures of dad (some of which I am only seeing for the first time ❤️) We are all doing well and hold these memories of you all close to our hearts.
Hope to see you in Yeppoon sometime in the future!