AKA Featured Member – Bob Turicik

Mug shot kiting1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Bob Turicik

2. Why did you join the AKA? Support the kiting industry & meet more liters.

3. What is your favorite kite to fly? Killip 90

4. Where is your favorite place to fly? Nashotah Beach Two Rivers Wi

5. If you could fly with anyone dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you fly? Brooks and doing some KAP pictures

Bob Tiki Bar6. Where is the next place someone can find you flying a kite? Veterans Park Milwaukee WI

 From Bob’s Kite Eye Photography page:

My name is Bob Turicik and live in Plymouth Wisconsin. Combining my hobbies of kiting and photography has brought me to become a KAPer (Kite Aerial Photographer). Kite Aerial Photography is lifting a camera with kites getting a unique photo that makes you feel like you’re seeing a bird’s eye view.
Kite aerial photography (KAP) is a hobby and a type of photography. A camera is lifted using a kite and is triggered either remotely or automatically to take aerial photographs. The camera rigs can range from the extremely simple, consisting of a trigger mechanism with a disposable camera, to complex apparatus using radio control and digital cameras. On some occasions it can be a good alternative to other forms of aerial photography.

The equipment consists of several lift kites and suspension systems. My kites are a Premier Power Sleds 36 & 13′ Genke with 500# line. My main camera is a GoPro Hero 3 that’s Wi-Fi controlled with my I pad. I also use a Cannon D70 for ground shots. I built several Brooxes suspensions systems I use depending on winds and event.

I have You Tube videos with camera mounted kites and have had several pictures & interviews broadcast on Green Bay’s Channel 5 & 11 and the Milwaukee’s Channel 6 Vince Condella’s weather segments. Several pictures have been published in local papers and International Kiting magazines.

Bob has been a member of the Wisconsin Kiter Club (WKC) & the American Kite Association (AKA) 2010-16.

 

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