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« on: January 03, 2016, 12:47 PM »

Peter Powell passed away this morning. Peter, thank you for everything you've done for kite-flying, and RIP.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 02:37 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 09:48 PM »

May I be so bold as to say if it wasn't for him, in a way, a bunch of us wouldn't be here, nor would we be where we're at....
Thank you sir!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 05:59 AM »

I think the impression he left on people my age when we were younger, contributed greatly to the popularity of sport kites in the late 90s when we were in our 30s and had the cash to burn on expensive toys.

Thanks for so much fun Peter.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 12:18 PM »

I would never have flown a dual line kite if it wasn't for Peter Powell and his diamond stunter (mixed with a dose of Blue Peter publicity (which will be lost of any non-UK readers!)).

A big thanks from me, Peter.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 01:57 AM »

I would never have flown a dual line kite if it wasn't for Peter Powell and his diamond stunter (mixed with a dose of Blue Peter publicity (which will be lost of any non-UK readers!)).

A big thanks from me, Peter.

+1 Many thanks Peter  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2016, 08:10 AM »

RIP Peter Powell.
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:26 AM »

There was an article about PP on BBC Radio 4's Last Word yesterday. It's still on the iPlayer (I'm not sure if anyone outside the UK can access this) - starts at about 13:15 and ends 18:55. One of his sons is interviewed.
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 11:46 AM »

Caught it last night; very nice piece, with fun anecdotes. Both Mark and Paul were in the interview.
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