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.
Photos from our 2016 Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly, which took place Sep. 10 at the Academy of Model Aeronautics in Muncie, are now available in this website's photo gallery. Many, including the one above, were provided by our new friend, Ball State University photojournalism student Grace Ramey, who was working on a class project.
HKS will provide a kite-making workshop at the Aviation Adventure Day that the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is hosting at its Muncie headquarters for the local community. We are seeking additional volunteers to help kids make kites at the event. Contact Dick Claycomb (see below) for more information.
The AMA Aviation Adventure Day is a free event focussed on increasing the love of aviation in the Muncie area. It will include:
More information about the event is available on the AMA website.
Update! Fair Oaks Farms informed the Hoosier Kitefliers Society March 10 that it reinstated its "Fair in the Air" festival, May 14 at its facility in northwestern Indiana, after briefly canceling it March 8 due to loss of a sponsor.
PIGS Aloft announced that the "Kites & MPX" festival, planned for April 9 at the VOA Park north of Cincinnatti, was canceled due to a conflict with a soccer tournament.
The Hoosier Kiteflier's Society just got word that organizers of the "Kite Komotion" kite festival in Shipshewana, Ind. have decided that the festival will again be held on land near the Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren Street. This is the same location the festival has used since its inception.
Kite Komotion, our annual one-day kite festival in Shipshewana, will not be at the same location this year that it's been since its inception. As of Jan. 26 -- when HKS published the winter issue of our member newsletter ("Ride the Wind") -- organizers had not decided the exact location of this year's festival, which takes place April 30.
Anyone can join the Yahoo group by clicking on the link above ("Yahoo email group") and then following the instructions that appear.
Trinity Church, Fort Wayne, hosted the Hoosier Kitefliers Society for a One Sky, One World fun fly for world peace October 11, 2015. Some photos from the event are avaialbe in this website's photo gallery.