Name: Troy Gunn

Home: Wichita Falls, Texas - USA

Years Flying Kites: Since 1985

Troy's Kiting Performances:
- Troy Gunn's kite flying performances include, the flying of Multiple sport kites at one time by himself. This includes flying two sport kites at the same time, or flying a dual line and quad line sport kite at the same time! In between sport kite performances, Troy entertains people by flying many of his large single line kites. When the opportunity is available, Troy also performs indoor sport kite demonstrations, without wind or fans of any kind!

Troy Gunn has been invited to perform kite performances all over the world each year (see travel list below)!


- Troy's WSIKF multikite Demo in Long Beach, Washington!


- Troy's Malaysia kite performance video!


Troy's Australia ABC News interview.

- Click here for Troy's Fort Hood Army Base kite Demo, for children of Iraq war soldiers.


Kite Awards and Achievements:
- Troy Gunn holds the world duration record for flying two sport kites at the same time, without crashing the kites. On September 17, 1993 as a kick off to the 1st Clinton Kite Festival in Clinton, Oklahoma, Troy flew one kite from his waist and the second kite from his hands to break the world record that was once held by Ray Bethell. (note: Ray Bethell now holds the 3 kite world record). Troy's record information was listed in the 1993 Winter Issue of American Kite Magazine Volume 6 Issue 4.

- Troy and his TKO Sport Kite Team Competed at the 2012 American Kitefliers Association Grand National Championships in Enid, Oklahoma and won 1st Place in Team Precision and Team Ballet!

- Troy place 3rd in Open Outdoor Unlimited at the American Kitefliers Association Grand National Champinships in 2012

- Troy won the AKA Open Freestyle/ Innovative American Kitefliers Association Grand National Championship in 1997, and has won or placed in the top 3 at several American Kitefliers Association Grand National Championships, and Regional competitions.

-Troy won 1st Place in Best Sport Kite Performance at the 2004 World Kite Championships in Weifang, China.

- Troy won the "Best of Show" for his two sport kite performance in the Mystery Choreography Kite Competition at the 2004 Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach, Washington USA.

- Troy and his TKO Sport Kite Team Competed at the 1996 AKA Grand National Championships in Santa Monica, California and won 1st Place in Team Precision and Team Ballet! And 2nd Place in Open Team Train Ballet.

- Troy and his Nemesis Sport Kite Team Competed at the 1995 American Kitefliers Association Grand National Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma and won 1st Place in Team Precision and Team Ballet! And 3rd place in Pairs Team Ballet.

- Troy and his Pacific Flyers Sport Kite Team Competed at the 1991 American Kitefliers Association Grand National Championships in Jacksonville, Florida and place 3rd in Masters Pairs Team Ballet!

- Troy is a multi talented sport kite flyer and has competed in, and won competitions in, Sport Kite Team, pairs team, and Individual dual line, quad line, quad line stacks/trains, and indoor competitions since the late 1980's even though, Troy actually started sport kite flying as an adult in 1985.

- Troy co-authored the American Kite Fliers Association (AKA) manual about team flying, named "Team Flying Basics". Which was designed as a tool to teach potential sport kite team flyers, the basics fundamentals of sport kite team flying.

- Troy has served for many years on the American Kitefliers Association Board of Directors, and was American Kitefliers Association Region 8 Director for many years.

- In 1999 Troy was choosen as American Kitefliers Association Regional Director of the year for all of North America.

- Troy was the American Kitefliers Association Central sport kite conference commissioner for many years, and serves, or has served on the following AKA committees:
- Sport Kite, membership, nominations, Traction/buggy, safety and ethics.

- Troy has served as Chief judge and head judge for events all over North America, and has conducted judging seminars on many occassions.

- Troy was choosen to represent the American Kitefliers Association, as a judge in the 1st World Sport Kite Championships, that was to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia in the year 2000.

- Troy is a member (since 2004) of the International Kite Federation committee, based in Weifang, China.

- Troy is a member (since 2004) of the International Kite Federation's competitions committee, based in Weifang, China.

- Troy was one of the seven chosen judges at the 1st Weifang World Kite Championships in Weifang, China in April 2005.

- Troy was one of the five chosen judges at the 2nd Weifang World Kite Championships in Weifang, China in April 2006.

- Troy was chosen to serve as the Chief Judge at the 3rd Weifang World Kite Championships in Weifang, China in April 2007 & 2008.

- Troy worked with the Weifang Intl Kite Festival committee and the International Kite Federation, translating from english to Chinese, the International Rules Book for sport kite competitions, and then teaching the Chinese how to organize and judge sport kite competitions.



Some of the Major Events Attended:
- Coolum International Kite Festival in Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia.

- Townsville Intl Kite Festival in Townsville, QLD, Australia.

- Taipei International Kite Festival in Taiwan.

- Gujarat International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad, India.

- Layang-Layang Antarabangsa Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival in Johor, Malaysia.

- Bali International Kite Festival in Bali, Indonesia.

- Bogota International Kite Festival in Bogota, Colombia.

- VRoom Jamaica Festival in Discovery Bay, Jamaica.

- 1997 Intercontinental Kite Challenge at the Island of Guadeloupe in French West Indies.

- 2004 thru 2007 Weifang International Kite Festival in China.

- 2005 World Kite Championships in Weifang, China.

- 2006 World Kite Championships in Weifang, China.

- 2007 World Kite Championships in Weifang, China.

- Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach, Washington USA.

- Great Lakes Stunt Kite Championships in Grand Haven, Michigan USA.

- Wildwood International Kite Festival in Wildwood, New Jersey USA.

- Miami International Kite Festival in Miami, Florida USA.

- Berkeley International Kite Festival in Berkely, California USA.

- South Padre Island Kite Festival in SPI, Texas USA.

- 1992 UP Sport Kite Challenge in Santa Monica, California USA.

- 1992 North Coast Challenge in Seaside, Oregon USA.

- San Francisco FD Kite Festival in San Francisco, California USA.

- Gulf Coast Balloon Festival in Foley, Alabama USA.

- Kites Over Enid's Guinness World Record Attempt in Enid, Oklahoma USA.

- ETC......


Troy's 2 kite ballet routine flown in Malaysia (below):


What's New?:
* Troy was selected to serve as American Kitefliers Association's Region 8 Director for 2012! Troy was chosen as the official spokesperson for TXU/Oncor Electric Delivery's "Fly High, Fly Safe" promotion, where Troy travels around Texas with TXU/Oncor management, and conducts seminars for school children, about kite flying safety around electrical power lines. Troy also appears in some of the TXU/Oncor television commercials, promoting power line/kite flying safety.

Troy has served on the International Kite Federation (IKF) competitions committee since 2004.



Other Kiting Activities:
* Troy often gets invited to schools to speak on the history of kites, Kite safety, and kite flying. During those school visits, Troy also instructs kite building work shops for the children, and then concludes the school visits with special sport kite flying routines, choreographed to music or without music, and flying very large single/string line kites.

* Troy is available to perform kite demonstrations anywhere!

Contact Troy Gunn at:


e-mail: T-Gunn@msn.com

telephone: +1-940-224-0934




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