Home Made Box Kite - lost...sorta

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I was 9 yrs old flying my box kite in Iroquois Point (Navy Housing on Oahu) in 1966. A KC135 Tanker flew in from the west on final to Hickam AFB and swallowed up my box kite into the #3 engine.

I am sure the ground crew wasn't happy about finding "my creation" hanging on the inlet guide vanes of the engine. About a week later my Dad told us that we couldn't fly kites in housing any more. What happened to your kite? Errr ahhh ... I lost it at the picnic at Barbers Point :-(

Situational awareness and safety should be a concern to all who fly.

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Good Example
by: Gary Crenshaw

Good example of why not to put your name and address on a kite. Very good story.

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Sit. Awareness
by: Tim Parish

Yep, even if it's that tall tree on the far side of the kite-flying field ;-)

Thanks for that interesting variation on the old 'tree eats kite' theme.

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