Hoosier Kitefliers Society
The Hoosier Kitefliers Society promotes kiting by planning and coordinating kite activities, kite workshops, and kite demonstrations in conjunction with other community events. Please explore this website to learn more and plan to attend one or more of our activities. If you need more information, use our contact page to get in touch with one of our leaders.
It's official: Kite Komotion 2014 will be on April 26! Here's a link.
This is a really fun event that shows off the hospitality of northern Indiana as well as allows all kiters the opportunity to meet pilots from around the Midwest as well as Canada. It's a great way to start the kiting season!
Mark your calendars!
Autumn is officially here which means the HKS is starting to work on next year's event calendar. Here are a few tentative events to keep an eye on. They will be added to the calendar as the dates are confirmed by the organizers. All details are subject to change.
SPRING: Scout troop workshop (Carmel); Conner Prairie workshop (Fishers).
APRIL: Kite Komotion (Shipshewana).
MAY: Ansel Toney Memorial (Muncie); Mother's Day (Kendallville); Great Lakes Kite Festival (Grand Haven, Michigan).
SEPTEMBER: Merritt Beck Memorial (Muncie).
The Illinois Kite Enthusiasts (IKE) held their third annual retreat at Indiana Dunes State Park near Chesterton, Ind. Sep. 21 and Sep. 22. The club includes single-line, dual-line and quad-line Revolution kite fliers, although the Revolution kites are particularly popular with IKE members. The Revolution kite team "180 Go!" is made up of IKE members, most of whom were at the retreat.
During the IKE retreat, club members met the owner of a radio-controlled quad-rotor helicopter, which was equipped with a gyro-stabilized video camera. The video below is the result of a 180 Go! flight while the aircraft was filming.
ABC 57 video journalist Daryl Bjoraas put together this story about the 2013 Kite Komotion kite festival in Shipeshewana, Indiana. Please be patient ... the video might require some time to load. Alternatively, view it on the TV station's website.