A longtime kite enthusiast and aeronautical engineer, Chapman has long been the “expert” on all things Cody. A specialist in flight control systems, he has an intimate knowledge of the pictorial
history left to us by Cody.
The Rev Family
San Diego, California
From working on the production floor to flying kites on almost every continent, D’Antonio has become the ambassador for Revolution kites. Tireless on the field, he introduces all comers to the wonders of four-line kite flying.
From work at the Smithsonian to her present status as administrator for the Drachen Foundation, Fujino is an expert in archival practices. She works daily with the Foundation collection, organizing and storing its thousands of items.
MARIA ELENA GARCIA AUTINO
A Barriletes a Toda Costa (BaToCo) member, Autino is a retired professor who taught for many years at the University of Buenos Aires. She has won national and international awards for her work in education.
San Diego, California
An engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, Hadzicki is one of three brothers who started Revolution Enterprises, the first to make a completely controllable four-line kite. The Rev has been the standard for the kite industry for twenty years.
San Jose, California
One of the first contributors to the Drachen Kite Journal, Hinze continues to follow his own path in kiting. He is a serious researcher of kite performance, but can’t pass up the chance to try something new and put it to the test.
San Antonio, Texas
Ornelas holds a degree in Latin American Studies and Fine Arts from Yale University. After living in Central America for several months, Ornelas recently returned to his San Antonio, Texas hometown to work at the Museo Alameda and create art.
A former Air Force instructor pilot, Drachen’s board president has flown and designed kites for three decades.
Skinner’s military training created the structure for him to express himself as a visionary kite artist.
Westerink, a former industrial designer turned handicraft teacher, has built replicas of several dozen largely unknown kites from the first half of the last century, and refers to himself as a “student” of early historical kites.