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.
Nothing New – nothing submitted by anyone, about anything for some time.
Send your submission for events, Kite Stories ( generally not club events but more personal stories), or the Archives to:
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.
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.
Some updates have been added to the page linked above. There is still time for your input and to get involved. 11/17/15
Don’t forget to check out the SDKC archives!
We are looking for your submissions to grow The Archive.
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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.
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.
Thursday, Dec 31, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It
New Years Eve Day Fighter Kite Challenge:
As usual we expect to have two events/classes. First is a Fixed class and everyone flies the same style kite (most likely Bruce Lambert Fusion Fighter this year). Second is an Open class and each flier flies their own favorite kite. Fixed class kites are supplied by the Club and a small donation is expected from fliers to cover the cost of the kite. No cost for Open class, it is your kite.
Times have not been fixed yet but typically the morning is spent bridling and tuning the Fixed class kites and practice. Competiion starts early afternoon.
This is a great way for beginners to test their fighter kite skills. This is a fairly informal event and rarely is any blood shed. Or come on out and support the fliers, take a lesson or two, and generally get in the mood for tomorrow’s New Years Day Fly!
Friday, 1 January 2016, Mariners Point, Mission Bay, Map If You Need It
Note the Location: Mariners Point, Mission Bay
Umpteenth Annual New Years Day Fly
Time: Some people arrive early to secure a spot and leave early. Some people arrive late and leave late. Some people arrive early and leave late. Be the person you want to be. However, the early arrivers may trash talk the late arrivers, just say’in.
Lunch: Potluck around 1230’ish. No assignments so far but just remember we can’t all bring dessert! We need fuel to fly all day.
Activity: Fly kites, enjoy each others company, and enjoy what will surely be San Diego Chamber Of Commerce weather. Sadly, the City and Parks Department prevents us from holding a raffle or having a music system, or at least our pockets aren’t deep enough for the permits. We still mange to have fun though so drag your self out of bed and away from the TV and have some kite flying fun!
And Thats Not All: Dave and Iris will be helping people make Bubble Wrap Kites, a skill they learned at the AKA Convention this year.
Saturday, Novenber 14, Tecolote Shores, Map If You Need It
Fly All Day, Meeting at Noon’ish Sharp!
Lunch? You Bet. Your small donation welcomed
Activity: Fighter Kite Practice for the New Years Eve Day Fighter Kite Annual Event. And anything else you want to do.
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