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Please say a prayer for Walt Thompson’s family. Walt passed away on Friday, June 2nd. He has been a very important part of the kite club and the kiting community. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, Walt

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Upcoming Event Info located on this homepage with links to pages with more detailed info if needed. So be sure to scroll down aways.

–Event updates thru  July 31, scroll on down the page!

Sadly no new event reports or kite stories to post at this time!
but expect a late Ocean Beach Report soon

Along with the upcoming local events listed on this page there is a list of out of town but fairly close events you might be interested in located HERE yup, needs updating also soon

Send your submission for Events, Kite Stories ( generally not club events but more personal stories), or the Archives to:

webapprentice@sandiegokiteclub.org

Submissions can be as long or short as you want. A couple of pictures and a paragraph or two is all it takes. We are especially interested in Kite Stories And Adventures. Do some kite flying on a trip, help a struggling family at the Bay, do a kite demonstration,  build your first kite? We want to hear about it.

June Indoor Fly

Friday, June 23, Alliant University, 7:30 – 9:30pm, Map If You Need It
( next date July 7, 2017 – note earlier in the month than usual!)

There will be 10 flying sessions this year. From the Association of Indoor Modelers website:

Hello indoor flyers,

We have the dates for the rest of 2017.   All dates and times are listed on the calendar.

The suggested donation is $100. Last year some opted to pay only $10/night and you can still do that if you need. Please consider paying the entire amount so we can afford to keep flying at this wonderful facility. As usual, if you fly RC, you will need to be a current AMA member to complete your AIM membership. You can start the process now by visiting the AIM Membership Request page: http://www.emf.club/?page_id=4493 or by bringing your AMA membership card and a check, or cash, to the next flying session. Kite flyers do not need AMA. You are strongly encouraged to pay by using our PayPal form at: http://www.emf.club/?page_id=4493. The form will let you pay using your PayPal account or your credit card.

Much more info at their website: EMF.club

July General Meeting

Saturday, July 8. Mariners Point, Map If You Need It
Note The Location Change!
This is the first weekend of the Over The Line Competition on Fiesta Island. We traditionally move to Mariners Point to ease the parking issues and avoid the inebriated. 

  • Lunch: Sure, Pot Luck!
    A – G check back after June Meeting
    H – O check back after June Meeting
    P – Z check back after June Meeting

Activity: Traditionally we celebrate SDKC’s anniversary. How? By flying kites of coarse!
Election of Some People – more details after the June Meeting but now is the time to start thinking about running for office – any office!

July Indoor Fly

Friday, July 7, Alliant University, 8:00pm, Map If You Need It
( next date August 25, 2017)

Note Note Note: July 7 is much earlier in the month than usual!

There will be 10 flying sessions this year. From the Association of Indoor Modelers website:

Hello indoor flyers,

We have the dates for the rest of 2017.   All dates and times are listed on the calendar.

The suggested donation is $100. Last year some opted to pay only $10/night and you can still do that if you need. Please consider paying the entire amount so we can afford to keep flying at this wonderful facility. As usual, if you fly RC, you will need to be a current AMA member to complete your AIM membership. You can start the process now by visiting the AIM Membership Request page: http://www.emf.club/?page_id=4493 or by bringing your AMA membership card and a check, or cash, to the next flying session. Kite flyers do not need AMA. You are strongly encouraged to pay by using our PayPal form at: http://www.emf.club/?page_id=4493. The form will let you pay using your PayPal account or your credit card.

Much more info at their website: EMF.club

April General Meeting

Saturday, April 8, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It

Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp

Lunch: Almost Certainly with your small donation welcome to help cover costs.
Want to bring lunch for the group? Contact Iris at treasurer@sandiegokiteclub.org

Activity: Postcard says Spring Colors but the WebApprentice remembers something about Airplane Kites or at least Kites with Airplanes on them. Best best, airplane kites in spring colors just to be safe!

April Indoor Fly

Friday, April 28, Alliant University, 8:00pm, Map If You Need It
( next date May 26, 2017)

There will be 10 flying sessions this year. From the Association of Indoor Modelers website:

Hello indoor flyers,

We have the dates for the rest of 2017.   All dates and times are listed on the calendar.

The suggested donation is $100. Last year some opted to pay only $10/night and you can still do that if you need. Please consider paying the entire amount so we can afford to keep flying at this wonderful facility. As usual, if you fly RC, you will need to be a current AMA member to complete your AIM membership. You can start the process now by visiting the AIM Membership Request page: http://www.emf.club/?page_id=4493 or by bringing your AMA membership card and a check, or cash, to the next flying session. Kite flyers do not need AMA. You are strongly encouraged to pay by using our PayPal form at: http://www.emf.club/?page_id=4493. The form will let you pay using your PayPal account or your credit card.

Much more info at their website: EMF.club

Remember if costs the same to rent the facility whether 10 or 50 show up on any given night so if you can pay upfront please do so.

If you haven’t been to an indoor fly yet come on by and join the regulars. We will be happy to see you and will find something for you to fly.

Ocean Beach Kite Festival 2017

Saturday, May 13, Dusty Rhodes Park, 1000 – 1600 , Map If You Need It

Turns out this is on kite club day again this year, standby for alternate plans for the meeting

This the 69th edition (I think) of the OB Kite Festival and is billed as the oldest continuous kids festival in the nation. SDKC and the Kiwanis have been working together again for the last couple of years after a lay off of several years.

Come on out and show off your stuff, do some kite wrangling for the ‘civilians’ and help support kiting in San Diego in general.

Recommend you get there early, parking is tight!

Event reports from recent years:
OB Fest 2015
OB Fest 2014

Visually Impaired Field Day

Friday, May 19,  1000 – 1130, Map If You Need It   Note Time Change Since Original Post
South Clairemont Rec Field
3600 Clairemont Drive, 92117

This is a short event in support of the San Diego School Districts Visually Impaired Field Day. We are just a small (but important) part of the scheduled events. This event starts early (historically not much wind) and is over by lunch (still not much wind usually). Bring some light wind stuff and stuff you don’t mind kids messing about with.

We usually do lunch afterward.

Yet another event for you to get out and support kiting in general and SDKC in particular. There are a few people who support this event each year but new faces are always welcome, especially you lucky retired kite flyers!

As always President Dave is the point of contact so let him know if you can help at this event at: president@sandiegokiteclub.com

May General Meeting

Saturday, May 23, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It

Notice! Notice!: This is NOT the usual second Saturday! The Ocean Beach Kite Festival is then and the General Meeting is therefore moved to the Third Saturday.

Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp

Lunch: Almost Certainly with your small donation welcome to help cover costs.
Want to bring lunch for the group? Contact Iris at treasurer@sandiegokiteclub.org

Activity: Traditionally we celebrate SDKC Members who have passed with a short fly and some stories. Otherwse, just fly!