Going for the World Record!

Ben Nye, Kite Flyer Extraordinaire, is attempting to break the World Record for Longest Duration of Flight- outdoors.

The current record is 180 hours, 17 minutes. Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College kite team at Long Beach, Washington, kept a J-25 parafoil aloft from August 21-29, 1982.

At 3:58 pm, Wednesday March 14, Ben launched a 16 foot delta with a 75 ft tail. 

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As of 12:10pm today, the kite is still flying! It is up 1000 feet on 500 lb test.

 The 16 ft kite looks tiny at 1000 feet in the air!

At 1000 feet up, the 16 foot kite looks tiny!