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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  May 31, scroll on down the page!

Sadly no new event reports or kite stories to post at this time!

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

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.

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!

May Indoor Fly

Friday, May 26, Alliant University, 8:00pm, Map If You Need It
( next date June 23, 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

Public Art Grand Opening

Saturday, February 25, 11am – 2pm
National City Aquatic Center
3300 Goesno Pl, National City, Ca, 91950
Map If You Need It

Your Help Needed!! We need volunteers to fly kites at this event, which is the reveal of a Dragon Statue at the National City Aquatic Center.

This is an event for which the club will receive a donation for supporting.

If you can help please contact Prez Dave ASAP at:
president@sandiegokiteclub.org

For a bit more infor Click Here

 

February General Meeting

Saturday, February 11, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It

Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp
Update!Update!Update!
Signs at Tecolote Shores say parking is closed on Saturday until Noon.
History says you might be able to park a bit sooner but no promises.
This will delay the start of the Fighter Kite Competition until sometime after the 1100 start stated on your postcard.
Some early starters will likely go to Mariners Point for awhile then move to Tecolote Shores later.

Lunch: Yes as almost always, Your donation welcome to help cover costs.
Want to bring lunch for the group? Contact Iris at treasurer@sandiegokiteclub.org

Activity:Annual Fighter Kite Challenge (rescheduled from a soggy New Years Eve Day)
Club Class: Everyone flies the same type kite supplied by the Club (this year Buka’s for $6) and the winner gets a coveted Paper Dragon Trophy from Prez Dave.
Open Class:Bring and fly your favorite fighter. Winner gets their name on the Perpetual Trophy and custody for a year (I believe).
Hot Tip: Best to bring your own fighter kite line if you can but it is likely possible for novices to borrow some if needed.
Hot Tip II: This is a very friendly competition and a great event for novices to get a taste of kite fighting American style.

Kite Party 15

Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, Huntington Beach Pier, Map If You Need It

What Is It? KP is one of the few relatively local kite events left for us. It is put on by the kite store on the pier, Kite Connection. It is not exactly a festival and certainly not a competetion. It is kite friends from around the country and the world getting together to fly kites, have a good time, and show off a bit to the public.

Rules: If you want to be an official participant and fly in the two designated kite fields you must register. Registration is limited. However, if just want to come and watch registration is not required. Plus it is a big beach, if you want to fly and aren’t registered just move down the beach a bit and fly for awhile.

Official Rules, Info, and Registration at: www.kiteparty.com

Glen Mitchell’s Video of last years event can be found here: Kite Party Video

Note: This is the second weekend of the month and conflicts with our SDKC meeting. Since many in the Club attend Kite Party it was voted to move the General Meeting to the next weekend, Saturday March 18