short history of sun oak kites

In the late 1960s Richard Langdon became disillusioned with the U.S. Army and left for India to study with wise men. While there he saw all the local kites and family kite making. One teacher there said “walk in the woods, swim and do something fun every day.” So, Richard moved to a farm in Crawford County, Ind., built a pond and made kites, incorporating his family and friends into the business. In the late 1980s Jim Keown met up with Richard, they became fast friends. Then Annie came on board ( a wonderful seamstress) As the family retired out Jim started designing and working more closely with him. The kites are made in a barn in English, Ind.