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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?!

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Some Upcoming Event Updates are listed below on this page.

Photos from the Fighter Kite Challenge and New Years Day Fly Here.

At Last: A new Kite Story and Adventure submission from Don Fox can be found HERE or on the menu above. It doesn’t take much, a paragraph or two and a couple of pictures.

At Last Again: Glenn Mitchell has given permission to post a link to a YouTube video about his recent kite flying at Mission Bay. Yep, posted in Kite Stories and Adventures Here.

Photos submitted by Jack Irwin have been added to The Archives. Look for the New! New! signs.

Send your submission for events, Kite Stories ( generally not club events but more personal stories), or the Archives to:

WebApprentice@sandiegokiteclub.com

Submissions can be as long or short as you want. A couple pictures and a paragraph of two is all it takes. We are especially interested in Kite Stores And Adventures. Do some kite flying on a trip, help a struggling family at the Bay, do a kite demonstration,  build you first kite? We want to hear about it.

Brasington Kite Workshop

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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.

Another update or two added 12/26/15. It is still not too late to get involved!!

Some updates have been added to the page linked above. There is still time for your input and to get involved. 11/17/15

Kite Party 14

March 12 and 13, Huntington Beach Pier

Must be a registered flier to fly in the official Kite Party designated space. Limited to 100 fliers. Still 20 or so spots left as of 26 Jan.

An unlimited number of people are allowed to ‘hang out’ and talk kites so come on out anyway if you aren’t registered.

This year Kite Party is dedicated to Ron Despojado.

More info here

January General Meeting

Saturday, January 9, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It

Parking Alert!! Parking Alert!! Signs say E. Mission Bay drive will be closed between the Hilton and Sea World Drive (that’s us) Saturday Jan 9 from 0600 thru 1000. So, don’t plan on being an early bird for the meeting this month.

Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp

Lunch: All Most Certainly, your small donation welcome

Activity: Well, we just flew on Dec 31st and Jan 1st so what do you want to do? That is what I thought, Fly, Yack, and Eat!

 

Indoor Kite Flying 2015

Friday, November 20, 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  Scheduled Day:  Novenber 20

This is the last chance this year to attend an indoor flying event at Alliant. If you haven’t been yet now is the time to check it out.

News of next years schedule and costs is expected soon.

 

December General Meeting

Saturday, Dec 12, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It

Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp!

Lunch: Naturally, your small donation welcome

Activity:  Fly Kites, last chance to practive before the fighter Kite Challenge
Goofy Gift Exchange: Bring  a wrapped gift, bring  home a gift. Gifts should be in the $20 range and preferably be kite related. Stealing of gifts is not only allowed but encouraged. Rules will be explained at the start.