When the news broke in 2013 that Peter Powell Kites was back in production, getting a pair for Flying Fish was a no-brainer. And as a cherry on the cake, they also offered the opportunity to get them with custom sails. So the order for two white Peter Powell Mk III kites, sporting the Flying Fish logo, was accompanied with the necessary artwork pretty quickly. Pleasant surprise was that they arrived signed by Peter himself.
One with a blue tube tail, one with a red tube tail, and at the first opportunity we took them to our usual flying field in the New Forest.
I must say these kites really are a hoot to fly. They don't need as much wind as the original 1970s version, but still need a decent breeze. Very easy to fly loops and wraps and circles, and the long tails really add to the spectacle if you're flying them together. Which, as Flying Fish, we often do, of course!
Since adding this pair of Peter Powells to our team bags, we have flown them at Malmesbury, Dunstable (shown in the picture) and Exmouth kite festivals, and will no doubt fly them at more in the future.
Picture credit Flying Fish at Dunstable Kite Festival: Simon Dann
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.