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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 September 22, scroll on down the page!

–The figures to be flown at the September Rev Shootout have been chosen.More info HERE

–Walt Thompson added to the Tribute Page and Menu

— A Short Ocean Beach Kite Festival Report With Pictures Here

–A short report and pictures from the July General Meeting Here.

The Archives has a new addition- Some photos from John Rogers of his early stunt kites plus some video from WSIKF 1993! Check The Archive page or just click here if that is too hard.

–The Arhives have another new addition – Some more John Rogers Kites, this time some early Big Stuff and some video from Doheny State Beach 1993. Once again check The Archives ( there might be something else interesting there) or what the heck just click 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.

August General Meeting

Saturday, August 12, 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:  Two Line Tail Grab. Two fliers fly a two line kite and try to rip off the others tail or make the other crash. First and Second place winners each keep one of the supplied kites.

August Indoor Fly

Friday, August 25, Alliant University, 7:30 – 9:30pmMap If You Need It
( next date September 22, 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 websiteEMF.club

September General Meeting

Saturday, September 9, 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: Rev Shootout. Each flier performs set figures from the AKA Competion Rule Book and gets judged on their performance.Update 8/17 The five Multiline Individual figures for you to fly have been chosen! See more info HERE

September Indoor Fly

Friday, September 22, Alliant University, 7:30 – 9:30pmMap If You Need It
( next date October 27, 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 websiteEMF.club

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

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    Side Dish
    H – O    Dessert
    P – Z    Main Dish

Activity: Traditionally we celebrate SDKC’s anniversary. How? By flying kites of coarse!
Election of Some People – President and Secretary Are Up For Grabs This Year!

Sad News

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

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

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!