Flying since 2017 and a quintessential student of quad kiting from the beginning, Jim exposed himself to in-depth instruction very early on and now applies an equal amount of passion toward bettering his own skills, sharing what he has learned with all comers and serving as a solid member of TKL.

With over half a dozen years of intense and thorough quad line experience behind him now, Jim is one of our most gregarious and skilled instructors, often found seeking out beginning flyers to share skills and good cheer. Additionally, he is known to lead his own pick-up kite team called Oozlefinch, when attending events without TKL.

Outside of kiting, Jim is a hot air balloon pilot with over 40 years experience, personal maximum altitude 25,000 ft.; sailor for 20 years, longest open water sail from Annapolis to the Virgin Islands – 1,500 miles.

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