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.

Kitebuilding Workshop in Shipshewana Windjammers kite team in Shipshewana Display at State Museum Dual-Line Coaching HKS Rokkaku Merritt Beck kites at Beck Memorial Fly

A volunteer helps children build a kite at an HKS workshop during a kite festival in Shipshewana.

The Windjammers International Kite team performs at a kite festival in Shipshewana.

HKS set up a kite display at the Indiana State Museum for Father's Day, 2011.

HKS member Dick Claycomb coaches relatively new member Peggy Farlow on dual-line sport kite flying.

A rokkaku kite custom-sewn by an HKS member.

Some Merritt Beck kites on display at the annual Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly

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Fair in the Air

The folks at Fair Oaks Farms has just added the following to their blog.  For full details, please click on this link: http://fofarms.com/blog/2015/02/unplug-reconnect-at-fair-in-the-air/

BlogFITA   Spring is coming. That means fresh air, warmer weather and flowers blooming at every corner. That means opening the windows for a sweet breeze and getting out of the house to spend time together. Put down your smartphones, step away from the computers and televisions and game systems and escape to the country to reconnect to one another. That’s the idea behind Fair in the Air.

This is shaping up to be a fun-filled, first-time event!  Saturday, May 9 from 10am until 4pm.

Revised 2015 Kite Komotion festival flyer available for download

Note: The event organizers revised the flyer. If you downloaded it before 9 a.m. March 26, please download it again to get the revised version.

Kite Komotion 2015 Flyer Final

A printable, PDF version of this year's flyer for the Shipshewana Kite Komotion festival is now availble for download from this website, using the link below.

2015 Kite Komotion Kite Festival flyer

Printable, PDF version of a flyer for the April 25, 2015 Kite Komotion Kite Festival in Shipshewana, Ind.

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PIGS Aloft seeks kiters, volunteers for Cincy festival

Hi Kiters,

We would like to invite You to Kites 'n MPX on Saturday, April 11 from 12:00 - 5:00 at the Voice of America Metro Park @ 7850 VOA Park Drive in West Chester, Ohio 45069

The PIGS Aloft Kite Club will treat kiters and their Families and volunteers to supper, held in the VOA Museum building at 6:30 on Saturday evening. Please let us know if you plan to come by March 29 so we can order food and send you a parking pass.

This festival will be held on the fields used in the past for Airwaves,. This is a Metro Park event, the Park has a small staff ; (none of the planners have been to Airwaves), so please "kindly" help with kite education and safety. There is an emergency helicopter pad across the street at the hospital, so we have a 500' ceiling for kites.

There is a $5.00 vehicle permit required to enter the park, we will send you a parking pass for free entrance. The Park has 750 spaces, 1st come basis, you can park by the field if you get there early (by 11:00). Traffic will flow through the park throughout the festival. Entrance to the festival will be from Cox road (except for the big kites which will fly in front of the VOA Museum building, they may enter off

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Kites 'N MPX mini-festival is "Airwaves" successor

The popular "Airwaves" kite festival at Voice of America Park north of Cincinnatti has returned ... sort of.

Butler County Metroparks has partnered with venerable Cincy-area kite club People Interested in Getting Stuff Aloft (PIGS Aloft) to create a new but smaller event this year, "Kites 'N MPX" (Kites and Metroparks).

It will be a one-day, five-hour event (April 11, 2015, noon to 5 p.m. ET) at the same park that hosted the now-defunct "Airwaves" festival for so many years.

Butler County Metroparks has created a PDF flyer for the event.

Kites MPX 2015 flyer

Another empty space in the sky: David Kovacs

David Kovacs180 Go! Kite Team member David Kovacs, of Dayton, Ohio, died unexpectedly Feb. 5, 2015, according to a post on his Facebook page. Although "Dayton Dave" lived in Ohio, he was an ardent member of the Illinois Kite Entusiasts kite club. A brief bio appears on the 180 Go! Web page.

Hoosier Kitefilers Society expresses our deepest condolences to all who grieve David's passing.

Club newsletter published

ridethewindjan2015thumbHKS newsletter editor Angie Chau published the latest issue of "Ride the Wind" this evening. The newsletter is available to club members only. If you are a member and did not receive your copy via email, contact Angie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  1. PIGS Aloft lists upcoming activities, including holiday flies
  2. One Sky, One World photos available
  3. Obituary for WKC President Mike Wagner
  4. Safety of this website
  5. Condolences to our friends in Wisconsin
  6. Video: 2014 Beck Memorial Fly
  7. Connor Prairie photos available
  8. More Kite Komotion photos: Larry Witker
  9. Kite Komotion 2014 interviews

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