Educational Programs, Inspirational Talks, & Flight Products

"Once you have tasted flight you will walk the Earth with your eyes skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci​

After living in Maine for 29 years Bob Ray relocated to Tucson Arizona. He is widely know for his kite expertise and for his successful specialty kite and toy store, Northern Sky Toyz, which was a fixture in Portland’s Old Port from 1989 - 2006.

Bob has conducted hundreds of kite workshops in schools, camps, and recreational programs. He is passionate about flight and why things fly, and he’s expanded his programs to include many unique and colorful flying gadgets.

Children of all ages love Bob’s adventure programs and demonstrations. Adults love them, too, because of the inspirational and educational components. An added feature is that the programs harness the children’s attention and draw them away from their mobile devices, while encouraging them to enjoy the great outdoors.

There’s beauty and wonder in the magical adventure of flight, and Bob Ray knows how to take you there.
Up and Away!


(207) 899-5449

Why Things Fly

(207) 899-5449