When it comes to wind-assisted wooden-framed flying contraptions, there are kites and then there are kites. This almost certainly being one of the latter.
The trouble is, due its size and considerable weight, a bit of string here and there to get the beast airborne and under control is far from sufficient. A situation that means the job of chief untangler is a decidedly undesirable one — patience and perseverance being very much the order of the day.
Still, with everything prepared and a large team at the helm, it actually flew.
Quite high too.
And perhaps even more surprising is that those in charge managed to bring the thing down safely, rather than have it career out of control and terrify startled spectators.
Which, admittedly, was ever so slightly disappointing.