Ron Despojado passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home. Ron was a founding member of San Diego Kite Club and remained a quiding force of the club for 25 years. Ron was known around the world as ‘A Pretty Good Quadline Flyer’.
Some Upcoming Event Updates are listed below on this page.
25th Anniversary Story and Photos are HERE.
A new section was added to the Archives: Close to 50 past issues of the old Skylines Newsletter are now posted in The Archives with a few more recently received early ones still to be posted. The Archives.
Robert Brasington has offered SDKC the chance to host a kite building workshop March 5 & 6, 2016. Much needs to be discussed and decided on but the basics can be found HERE.
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Friday, September 25, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Alliant University Sports Center
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, Ca 92131
See the Electro Model Flyers Website Here for more information, calendar, and directions.
Last Two Scheduled Days: Octorber 30 and Novenber 20
The indoor flying with the Electric R/C club is on again this year. We will be flying once a month, more or less, thru November. Usually but not always the fourth Friday.
So far we have a small regular group of flyers from our club and a few occassional flyers. If you are at all interested in indoor flying come on out and see what is going on. None of us are that great yet so you won’t look foolish, there is plenty of room, and we will loan kites if necessary.
The R/C flyers are forming a new club specifically for indoor flying and are asking us to join them. Ideally they would like us to make a pledge and pay up front for the season and we would essentially be members of the new club also. They have already raised the money for this season (which needed to be payed up front) and any futher money collected now from us or their members will be used to help fund next year.
This is a bit different than last year and things are still in flux. I suspect they will take money from occassional flyers on a weekly basis as before but details are still being worked out.
Saturday, October 10, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It
Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp
Lunch? You Bet. Your Small Donation Welcomed
Activity: Annual Halloween Line Laundry Contest.
Saturday, Sept 12, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It
Saturday, 8 August, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It.
Meeting: Noon’ish Sharp, Fly all day
Lunch: My postcard says yes!
Activity: Two Line Kite Tail Grab/Combat. Top 2 placers keep the kites!
T Shirts: At last report 25th Anniversary T-Shirts would be distributed at the Aug Meeting. If you haven’t paid up bring your monies.
Saturday, June 6, Waterfront Park, 1030 – 1500, Map If You Need It
No official report received for the website but it was reported at the last meeting that this event was a great success with approx. 120 Frustrationless Flyers (that is all there were!) built and flown over the afternoon. There are some pictures on FaceBook I believe. Try here.
This event was supported by club members Dave and Iris Corning, Jim Robinson, and Dave Lambert.
Once again SDKC has been asked to help out at the Annual Head Start in the Park End of the Year Transition Training. This is the usual help put kites together and kite flying help type of event. Worthy Group, Worthy Cause, Kite Flying. What more could you ask for? This event is before our next meeting so if you can help out let President Dave know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 13, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It
Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp, Fly All Day
Lunch Yes There Will Be, Small Donations Welcome
Rev Man Games Practice. Turns out the Rev Man is on vacation and we will have to entertain ourselves with plain old kite flying.
Special Note: Orders will be taken for the 25th Anniversary T Shirts. Our rookie T Shirt Wranglers report they are planning on a limited color selection. The design will be an update to the clubs first logo. Cost was not finalized at last report so just bring all your allowance. Can’t make it to the meeting but want to order T Shirts? Let Dave and Iris know as soon as possible at email@example.com
Saturday, May 9, Dusty Rhodes Park, Map If You Need It
SDKC helps out the Kiwanis by supplying demo flyers, cool kites in the air, banners on the ground, helping out people who’s kites won’t fly. Our own AKA rep Glen Rothstein is the Master of Ceremonies.
Usually officially gets underway around 10 but parking is very limited so get there early! More details will come out as this date gets closer so watch this space! (Famous Last Words)
Note: This is also SDKC’s normal meeting day so there is a pretty good chance the General Meeting will be rescheduled. You guessed it – watch this space and your postcard.
The VIP Kite Fly has been cancelled due to the expected bad weather on Friday. The organizers extend their thanks to anyone who was planning to attend. See you next year.
Saturday, May 16, Mariners Point, Map If You Need It
Note: This is the third Saturday due to the conflict with the OB Kite Fest!!
Note2: The meeting has been moved to Mariners Point because we are expecting a larger than normal crowd and thought parking would be easier and hopefully we will have a bit more room for flying.
Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp, Fly All Day
Yes there will be Lunch, Small Donations Welcome
Theme: Memorial Fly. We will have our traditional fly in honor of club members who have passsed.