No last name was usually needed, one just had to said “Charlie” and the kiting world pretty much knew it was the self-
Just about everything in his life revolved around kites. He had designed a number of sport kites and fighter kites. He used to come to my office and ask me to plot out his latest kite design he had done on CAD. Charlie saw himself as a kiting expert and built several kites. In fact, one of his designs was picked up by a commercial manufacturer and was on the market. If he ever saw a newbie struggle he would walk over and offer to help. Anytime a new kite was on the field he would offer his opinion and ways he would improve it.
One evening while watching a news magazine story about a man hitch-
Its been said that a long life is not necessarily good, but a good life is long enough. Charlie’s life appeared to be both good and long.
In the music world there’s several single name personalities: Sting, Madonna, Jewell and Beyonce. In the world of supermodels there’s Iman and Gisele.
In our kiting world there’s simply only one “Charlie.”