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Uploaded on Aug 28, 2010
2010 Lyon Township Kite Festival presented by RT Kite Messenger.
A Kite Messenger is a device with one or more sails that is hooked over the line of a kite already in flight. With a good wind, the messenger climbs up the line towards the kite. At a predetermined stop, the messenger triggers a release mechanism that allows the sails to fold and then returns safely down the line to the kite flier. Some people attach pouches for dropping small candy treats. Others drop stuffed animals with parachutes. Still others have fit messengers with small cameras for taking Kite Aerial Photography or KAP. Kite fishing with a kite messenger is also possible. Imagine dropping a fishing lure off shore, further than you could ever cast!
Messengers are great crowd pleasers and are even more fun to use.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the Lyon Township Recreation Committee, Joe & Elise who came in from the "Windy City" & Joel. Additionally, we would like to sincerely thank Hines Park Ford for the use of their Transit display vehicles.