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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 January 1, 2018, scroll on down the page!

-See all three Hadzicki Brothers flying a demo in 1990! Plus Team Top Of The Line! Added to The Archives Here

–A story about SDKC Mini Banners added to Kite Stories HERE

–Added a Glen Mitchell video to his page Here

–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 Here

— A Short Ocean Beach Kite Festival Report With Pictures Here
–Added some photos from Shawn F.  to the 2017 Ocean Beach page.
{This includes the first video posted to the new YouTube San Diego Kite Club Channel!)

–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.

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

October General Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 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 (you will be reimbursed reasonable costs)? Contact Iris at treasurer@sandiegokiteclub.org

Activity: Line Laundry Contest – For the last couple of years this has been a Halloween Themed Line Laundry Contest. But you never know, originality might be rewarded. Your display must fly for a minimum of 10 minutes. Members will vote for their favorite display. Prize is a 9.5′ Zombie Kite.

Zombie Prize Kite

October Indoor Fly

Friday, October 27, Alliant University, 7:30 – 9:30pmMap If You Need It
(next date November 17, 2017)

The flying season is getting close to the end. If you are not one of the regulars now is the time to come on out and give it a go. We will be happy to loan out a kite if you need one so that is not an excuse to miss out.

 

Much more info at their websiteEMF.club

November General Meeting

Saturday, November 11, 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 (you will be reimbursed reasonable costs)? Contact Iris at treasurer@sandiegokiteclub.org

Activity: Fighter Kite Practice – New Years Eve Day is our annual Fighter Kite Competition so here is an official chance to practice. Or, you can just do what you usually do, it is a free field after all!

November Indoor Fly

Friday, November 17, Alliant University, 7:30 – 9:30pmMap If You Need It
(next date December 22, 2017)

The flying season is getting close to the end. If you are not one of the regulars now is the time to come on out and give it a go. We will be happy to loan out a kite if you need one so that is not an excuse to miss out.

Much more info at their websiteEMF.club

December General Meeting

Saturday, December 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 (you will be reimbursed reasonable costs)? Contact Iris at treasurer@sandiegokiteclub.org

Activity: Annual Whacky Gift Exchange – Bring a Gift, Get a Gift. New to the club? Not to worry, the rules will be explained but stealing gifts is involved. Don’t go away mad, get even!

December Indoor Fly

Friday, December 22, Alliant University, 7:30 – 9:30pmMap If You Need It
(last one of the year – surprise! Got your shopping done?)

The flying season is at an end. If you are not one of the regulars now is the time to come on out and give it a go. We will be happy to loan out a kite if you need one so that is not an excuse to miss out.

Much more info at their websiteEMF.club

NYE Day Fighter Kite Competition

Sunday, December 31, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It

Practice in the morning, Fight in the Afternoon

Lunch: Best to bring your own or eat first.

Activity: Fighter Kite Competition – Two Classes. First class – everyone flies the same type of kite. This year it is Grandmasters, $5 each, proceeds go to Walt’s family. Second Class is the Open Class. Bring your favorite fighter kite and kick butt.

New Years Day Fly

Monday, January 1, Mariners Point, Map If You Need It
NOTE THE LOCATION!! 

Umpteenth Annual New Years Day Kite Fly (anyone know the number?)
We fly out on the sand at Mariners Point. Some people arrive early and leave early. Some arrive later and leave later. Some arrive even later and leave even later. Some people arrive later and leave earlier. The diehards arrive early and leave last. Whatever suits you is good with us. How Early and How Late is weather dependent.

Lunch is around Noon’ish or a bit later and is Pot Luck. Food assignments by last name will be posted here when known.

 

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.