Most of these issues are no more available,
but Brooks spent a lot of time to publish them as CD-rom.
- A real treasure,
Thanks to Brooks LEFFLER
this quaterly magazine was issued from autumn 1994 to the
summer 1999. Firstly printed in B&W, then in color starting
winter 1996, the last issue was named "L'OEIL AERIEN".
Brooks LEFFLER have been
at the same time the editor and the publisher, under the
name AKA, American Kite Association. The issues had
24 to 32 pages, to the 15x21cm size.
The papers were written by kapers
from all the world around, 96 all together! Thanks Brooks
to have patiently corrected and embellished our non native
english, and redraw many drawings.
The great originality was to deal
at each issue with a different subject decided before. So,
by the time, all techniques have been described, and usually
discussed in details. To-day, these 18 issues are composing
an unique and very comprehensive set of documents, technically
rich, and meanwhile historic.
You understand why Brooks
was granted with the EDEIKEN award, in 1999, price
attributed by AKA.
- List of the themes in Aerial Eye:
- 1.1 camera craddles
- 1.2 cameras & films
- 1.3 lifters and line
- 1.4 gadgets & gimmicks
- 2.1 camera craddles II
- 2.2 targets/subjects
- 2.3 aerial technique
- 2.4 kites & kiteflying
- 3.1 kap electronics
- 3.2 kap on the edge
- 3.3 craddles & kites
- 3.4 gadgets & gimmicks
- 4.1 line, tails & trains
- 4.2 how to build it!
- 4.3 smart & safe kap
- 4.4 kap transmitters
- 5.1 first rigs & photos
- 5.2 the eye closes