Hoosier Kitefliers Society

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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.

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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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PIGS Aloft lists upcoming activities, including holiday flies

Our friends at Cincinnatti-area PIGS Aloft sent along the following information via email today:

Hi All,

This year is winding down, take a break from the Holiday Rush and join us out on the flying field on Sunday, December 14 in front of the Voice of America Museum from noon - 5 and help us fill the sky with kites!

Please join us on Thursday, January 1st to Welcome in the New Year! We'll fly kites in front of the VOA Museum from noon - 5. Start Your year off out in the fresh air playing with the wind!

Our calendar for 2015 is starting to fill up! Here are a few dates to mark on your calendar for the year so that you don't miss out on any of the fun!!!

Sunday, January 11, is our regular second Sunday of the month Kite Fly in front of the VOA Museum. We'll fly kites from noon - 5. All of our kite flying dates are weather-permitting.

Sunday, February 8, we will fly kites in front of the VOA Museum from noon - 5.

U-MAKE (the Upper Midwest Area Kitemaking Event) www.u-make.org at the Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, Illinois on Feb.27 - March 1. Registration is now open for all kinds of wonderful kitemaking classes!!! This is a weekend of great food, camaraderie and fun, and you leave with several new kites that you made! If you would like to make kites this is the place to be! Register now!!!

On the subject of kite making, we'd like to welcome "Fly Market Kitemaking Supply" at http://www.flymarketkites.com. Phil Broder has opened a much-needed space to order kite supplies, fabric, parts and info!!! phone # 717-638-7777.

Sunday, March 8 we will fly kites in front of the VOA Museum from noon - 5.

April is National Kite Month. Check out the AKA ( American Kitefliers Association) www.aka.kite.org for festivals, kite-making plans and info.

Saturday, April 11 Kites 'n MPX (Metro Parks Kite Fly in the Voice of America Park) from 12:00-5:00. We will be flying on the fields used for past Airwaves and have some kitemaking for the kids.

Sunday, April 12 we will be flying in front of the VOA Museum from noon -5:00. Plan to spend the weekend with us!

Sunday, April 19 we will join the Oxford Kinetic Festival from 12:00-5:00 at Millet Hall in Oxford, Ohio. "Flight of the Flier" is the theme this year. www.oxfordkineticsfestival.org. This Festival is a lot of fun!!!

We'll see You out on the flying fields! PIGS Aloft Kite Club: People Interested in Getting Stuff Aloft. We are a group of kite enthusiasts out playing with the wind, You are always welcome to join us! We fly kites on the second Sunday of the month in front of the VOA Museum. We are available for kite festivals, kite making and educational programs.

One Sky, One World photos available

One of the kites flown at the One Sky, One World fly

A new photo album on this website features photos from the Oct. 12, 2014 One Sky, One World fun fly at Trinity Church, Fort Wayne.

Obituary for WKC President Mike Wagner

Mike Wagner portraitThe Sheboygan Press has published its obituary of Wisconsin Kiters Club President Mike Wagner. Here's a link.

Safety of this website

Depending on the Web browser software you use, you might get a warning when visiting this website that the site is unsafe.

Some outdated software on the Web server apparently allowed hackers to upload malicious software to the server. Our webmaster has deleted the malicious software and is taking other steps to improve server security. It will take a while for Web safety companies to reevaluate our site and mark it safe again.

Condolences to our friends in Wisconsin

It was announced on Facebook this morning that Mike Wagner, President of the Wisconsin Kiters Club, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack October 8.

The Hoosier Kitefliers Society expresses its condolences to our friends in Wisconsin and all who grieve Mike's passing.

Mike Wagner during Shipshewana TV interview

Mike Wagner (right, in blue jacket) helps promote Shipshewana Kite Komotion 2014 during an early morning TV interview

Video: 2014 Beck Memorial Fly

The HKS hosted its annual Merrittt Beck Memorial Fun Fly Sep. 13. Below is a video of some of the activities.

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  3. Kite Komotion 2014 interviews
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  5. South Bend's Fox 28 does Live preview of Kite Komotion 2014
  6. Goshen newspaper previews Shipshewana kite festival
  7. Kite Komotion Flyer
  8. Video montage: Kite Komotion 2013
  9. Beck 2013 fly photos available

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