Developed in 1993, Helikites are a patented combination of a balloon and kite that overcomes the shortfalls of normal tethered balloons, blimps and kites. Normal balloons are pushed down by wind, whereas Helikites are actually pushed up by it. Normal kites fall down in no wind, whereas helium filled Helikites are lighter-than-air and fly in still airs. Normal tethered blimps have to be brought down in bad weather, whereas Helikites love flying to thousands of feet in high winds. This means that compact, easily handled Helikites have the performance of normal blimps that are many times larger and can work in almost all weathers.