Ron Despojado


Ron Despojado: A Pretty Good Quadline Flyer

Ron Despojado:
A Pretty Good Quadline Flyer

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’.

What’s New Here?!


Some Upcoming Event Updates are listed below on this page.

‘New’ old photos from Walt Thompson in The Archives.

Photos from the May Memorial Meeting/Fly in Previous Events.

Updated info for the July Meetings plus Indoor Flying listed below.

Orders for 25th Anniversary T Shirts will be taken in June – see below.

A short report and lots of photos from the Ocean Beach Kite Festival. See Previous Events in the Nav Bar above.

A short report and some photos from the FanForLife Event. Yes, see Previous Events in the Nav Bar above.

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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.

Indoor Kite Flying 2015

Friday, June 26, 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.

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.

July General Meeting

Saturday, July 11, Mariners Point, Map If You Need It Note the location change!!
Meeting is at Noon’ish Sharp, Fly All Day
Lunch: Definitely. The Club is supplying ‘Meat’. So bring your favorite side dish or desert (or both).
Meeting: It is our 25th Anniversary so expect a ceremony or two, lunch, cake, photos, and last but not least – Kite Flying!

T-Shirts: New 25th Anniversary T-Shirts should be at the July meeting. If you haven’t placed your order contact Dave and Iris at And bring your money. Didn’t order in advance? No promises!

This is an Over The Line weekend at Fiesta Island and so we will move the meeting to Mariners Point to avoid the crowds (fingers crossed).

See photos from our 20th Anniversary Here

Kite Making and Flying With Head Start

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

June General Meeting

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
Theme: 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

Ocean Beach Kite Fest

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.

May General Meeting

Saturday, May 16, Mariners PointMap 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.

April General Meeting

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

Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp, Fly All Day
Yes there will be Lunch, Small Donations Welcome
Theme: Insect Kites. Due to a disagreement between the mailer and the website we did Bird kites in March and we will do Insect Kites in April. Turns out Butterflies are insects but not spiders. If your bird kite chases an insect kite allowances will be made.

Fan For Life Fest 2015

Saturday, April 18, Seaport Village, Map If You Need It

Another Successful Year! See a short report and photos here


Fan For Life Fest is a fundraising event put on by the John Brockington Foundation. This event raises funds for people who are on a wait list for organ transplants and helps pay for food, housing, and emergency funds.

Our part? Help build Frustrationless Flyers and help keep them in the air. This is not really about us flying our kites but helping kids and families fly theirs. There is also an 8ft ROK for the kite sponsor that we try and keep in the air.

The event is from 4 – 7 pm in the grassy area at the end of Embarcadero Marina Park North, see the map link above but you know it. The winds have proven to be a challenge at this time of day the last two years.

Let President Dave know if you can help at:

More info about Fan For Life Here