I was able to get out with the kite on Saturday after SAR training. I went on Friday to try, but there wasn't enough wind and I struggled to get the kite to launch. The wind was better the following day and I was able to get the kite up in the air.
I felt like I got the hang of it pretty quickly and I managed to land the kite gracefully and relaunch without incident (on video). I could really feel the force of the kite when the wind picked up and I flew it down in the power zone, but I could see the need for a bigger kite just the same. Here's a quick video of the experience. It's not super exciting, so I added a cool Pearl Jam song, Low Light...record live in NYC. If you're a PJ fan, feel free to turn it up and sing along, I know I always do.