Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Glenn Davison. Internationally recognized kite educator Glenn Davison is the author of a dozen books on the art and science of building and flying kites. His books help readers build kites, fly kites of all kinds, and discover the joys of tethered flight.
Davison’s clear, concise writing style and helpful illustrations make his books fun to read and easy to put into action for all ages and abilities. One of his guides has been downloaded 14,000 times.
He is internationally known as a kite workshop leader, kite builder, kite designer, author, speaker, and kite flyer.
He has been featured in publications including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the Taipei Times. He has been a guest on HGTV, the Boston Globe, PBS, and local media.
He has been a 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 in Canada, International Kite Festival in Poland, Wildwood International Kite Festival in NJ, 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.
Kite Art Exhibits:
He has 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.
A few more details about him:
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
An educator with over 100 school visits
Workshop leader with over 100 workshops
Kite Festival Performer with over 100 festivals and events
STEM Event specialist
Member of WSIKF World Record 101
Wrote more than ten books about kites and flight
He has been a volunteer at Jimmy Fund, Autism Alliance, Lynn Arts, American Kitefliers Association, Special Olympics, Cambridge Science Festival, Kites Against Cancer, Miracles, and Magic, Bridgewater State University.
Let’s get started with the Interview:
Hi Glenn, Great to have you with us today! Please tell us about your book, Miniature Kite Plans.
You can build 26 kites that fly while you walk. This is a paperback kite book for designing, building, and flying kites you can make at home. This book is one of my nine kite books that are available on Amazon!
You can build 26 small kites that actually fly while you walk! Some are small, and some are tiny. Templates are provided that make the kites easy and quick to build. Some take 15 minutes or less.
This is fun. Each kite plan includes the time needed to build, the size, the difficulty, and the materials you can use. Many are built using tissue paper and thread.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much, Glenn, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!