Glenn

Davison

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ABOUT ME

Glenn Davison is internationally known as a kite workshop leader, kite builder, kite designer, author, speaker, and kite flyer.

 

Summary:

  • Chairman AKA Kite Education Committee

  • Past AKA Director at Large

  • Past President Kites Over New England; "Kite Club of the Year 2018"

  • Past Vice-President of Kites Over New England Kite Club

  • Member of NASA-run Tethered Aerosystems Working group

  • AKA Convention Workshop Chairman - ran 50 workshops in two years

  • Educator with over 100 school visits

  • Workshop leader with over 100 workshops

  • Kite Festival Performer with over 100 festivals and events

  • STEM Event specialist

  • Wrote 10 books about kites and flight

 

Workshops: Glenn brings his knowledge of aerodynamics and materials to deliver hundreds of workshops in many countries around the world. 

 

Kite Making: Glenn has created more than 50 miniature kite designs, which have won first place for smallest, best in flight, and judge’s special award, as well as a $50 prize and a $500 prize.

 

Kite Art Exhibits: Created and displayed professional kite artwork exhibits at many kite festivals in the USA and Canada. Examples include: "Earth, Wind, and Sky" in Cooperstown, NY, "Kites in Flight" in Nashua, NH, "Kite Fabric" at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA, "Kite Demonstrations" at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, and "Kites in Balance" at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

Featured Flyer: at the Antigua Kite Festival, Bogota Colombia Festival de Verano, Bug Light Kite Festival in Maine, Dieppe International Kite Festival, Verdun International Kite Festival, Wildwood International Kite Festival, Sculpture Fields in Tennessee, St. Honore Kite Festival in Canada, St. Placide Winter Festival in Canada, Tohu in Montreal, Kites on Ice Winter Festival in Wisconsin, Atlantic Coast Kite Festival in VA, LBI Festival in NJ, Taipei International Kite Festival in Taiwan, the International Kite Festival in Gujarat India, and the Windless Kite Festival in Long Beach Washington sponsored by the World Kite Museum.

 

In the News: Glenn has been featured on HGTV, the Boston Globe, Kiting Magazine and many other publications.

 

Rokkaku Kite Battle Champion having taken first place in the AKA Nationals, Wildwood International Kite Festival, New England, Black Ships, Soundwinds, St. Honore Festival in Canada, and the Smithsonian kite festival.

 

Author of these books:

  • Kites in the Classroom

  • How to Fly a Kite

  • Kite Event Organizer's Manual

  • Miniature Kites

  • Indoor Kite Flying

  • Kite Workshop Handbook

  • Kite Physics

  • Rokkaku Kites

  • Flying Kites at Night with Lights

  • Building Free and Recycled Kites

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