What’s New Here?!


Some Upcoming Event Updates are listed below on this page.

Info about Fan For Life, Ocean Beach Kite Festival, and the first Indoor Kite Fly of 2015 posted below.

The first indoor kite fly is this Friday, March 27. Anyone who is interested in indoor flying should read the latest update from SEFSD and attend if at all possible. Latest News Here.

A report and photos about the 2014 Fighter Kite Challenge posted to Previous Events. Thanks Dave!

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.

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

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: president@sandiegokiteclub.com

More info about Fan For Life Here


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, Tecolote ShoresMap If You Need It

Note: This the third Saturday due to the conflict with the OB Kite Fest!!

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.

New Digital AKA Maggazine is FREE!

As Posted to the Kap Discussion Group by Wind Watcher:
AKA Announces new digital magazine “Kites and Kiters” that is free to all!
Wind WatcherWind Watcher
1:00AM in General
The AKA announce a new AKA digital magazine titled “Kites and Kiters”. You can use the link to get immediate access. No AKA Membership or fee required (simply register with your e-mail address).

Look to see future KAP related articles and pictures in the new digital format.

This new publication is being published in addition to the print version of “Kiting”, and is FREE to download and share regardless of membership in the AKA.

The first edition of “Kites and Kiters” features in-depth coverage of the Dieppe International Kite Festival that was held in September 2014 along with the writings of several AKA members, who share their perspectives of the event.

You will also find a number of very interesting and soulful interviews from kite fliers, artists, builders and historians who were kind enough to share their stories. These interviews include stories from Robert Brasington, Michel Gressier, Kathy Goodwind, kite historians Paul Chapman and George Webster, along with many others.

This new digital “Kites and Kiters” magazine offers many benefits for readers:

Expanded content: We are not limited by the number of physical printed pages.
Portability: Take it anywhere, on your phone, laptop, tablet, as well as your desktop computer.
Easily shared: Instantly, with anyone via email, text, Facebook or any other social platform.

Take a look!

The Link: http://kite.org/go/get-kites-and-kiters/


Kite Party 13

March 14 and 15, Huntington Beach Pier, Map If You Need It

The Kite Party, not a festival, not a competition, it is a PARTY!
Kite flyers from all over, some manufacturer reps, kite flying, a minimum of demos, just kite flying!

Kite flying in the roped off areas (multiline and singline) is for the 100 REGISTERED flyers. Others can watch, and fly elsewhere on the beach.

There is traditionally a Pizza Party/Auction Saturday night but you will probably need to be there to get the details.

Kite Party Registration and Info here. Several spots still open as of 02/17/15.
Not sure if you are going, don’t register, signigicant other of a flyer – don’t register, registered but can’t go – unregister! Don’t take up spots for flyers who want to be there!


March General Meeting

, Saturday, 21 March, Tecolote Shore, Map If You Need It


Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp, Fly All Day
Yes, there will be Lunch, Small Donations Welcome
Theme: Birds Of A Feather. Fly a Bird Kite, or a kite with a bird on it, or bird line laundy, heck bring a bird. Fly your bird and get entered into a Participants Drawing for a Prize.

Note: The date was changed because many regular meeting attendees wil be at Kite Party on March 14.

Fighter Kite Challenge

This event finally got off the ground at the February General Meeting. Barely got of the ground, those Korean Fighters were challenging to fly! By the time we got to the Open Class the wind was fading fast.

If memory serves Roger C. swept both classes. Hopefully a full report and pictures will follow this brief report!