Kite photography is an interesting hobby practiced by a small, quirky group scattered around the world. Most appear to be men, and Google seems to suggest the kite photography community is predominantly middle age and over. The hobby isn't big. Meanwhile, in just the space of a couple of years, drones are everywhere. An off-the-shelf drone retails for just a few hundred dollars. They are simple enough to fly that a child who unwraps one on Christmas morning can have it airborne within a few minutes.
This accessibility has a downside. In January, a drunk government employee flying a retail drone from an apartment in Washington, D.C. managed to crash the aircraft into a lawn at the White House, unfortunately, Trump was not in office back then. Meanwhile, the kite hobby has eluded both the limelight and the following scrutiny from lawmakers and concerned citizens.
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