A blog detailing our collection of Peter Powell kites, and chronicling our flying of these kites. Plus a bit of PP kite history thrown in. Our collection to date can be seen here. I am keen to expand the collection, so if you have an old Peter Powell kite, whether made in the UK or the US, gathering dust and looking for a new home, why not get in touch? Depending on the kite (does it bring something new or different to my collection?), its condition (is it flyable? how much TLC does it need?), and the price you ask (+ shipping if from outside the UK), we may well be able to do a deal.

Monday, 18 June 2018


About three years ago, I decided to start a Peter Powell kites collection. If you've been following this blog, you'll know that the collection has been growing steadily, and I'm pleased to announce the 50th PP kite here!

Fittingly, it's a very early model: Mk I with aluminium frame.

Not the first alu-framed PP in the collection, as I already have a one with a yellow sail. Alu-framed PPs came in different versions, which can be told apart by the diameter of the aluminium rod. As far as I can tell, this blue Stunter is the same version as my yellow one. Nice thing about this blue one is new and unflown! So here it is in its maiden flight.

It was very happy up in the air, after having spent more than 40 years packaged up, waiting for the chance to take to the sky ... Flight characteristics are exactly as you would expect from an early alu-framed Stunter: very steerable as long as it has decent pressure on the sail.

Welcome to my collection, #50, and on to the next 50!

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