Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rosslyn great location for kite-flying

A magnificent kite visible in the trees of near Rosslyn's Netherlands Carillon is just one of many kites regularly seen flying in this large park.  Kite-flyers enjoy the park's wide expanse of grass, the gentle sloping hill, and the spectacular view of Washington.  The flag over the nearby Iwo Jima Memorial provides a useful indicator of the wind direction.

Rosslyn is deeply connected to aviation leadership. Rosslyn was the site of Orville Wright's history-making flight in 1908.  Rosslyn remains a leading location for airplane watching.  Rosslyn will soon be a unique metro hub serving both Dulles International Airport (silver line) and Reagan National Airport (blue line).  No other location can match Rosslyn's connections to aviation.

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