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.

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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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2017 One Sky, One World Photos Available

Two participants in the 2017 Hoosier KiteFliers Society "One Sky, One World" kite fly at Trinity Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Photos of the 2017 "One Sky, One World" kite fly are available in our photo gallery.

Muncie kite-making workshop for military veteran's children

Our club will provide a kite-making workshop during the event for military veterans described below.

Academy of Model Aeronautics Warrior Day Flyer 2017

New club event: Kite fly for cancer

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We've just added a new club kite fly to our schedule. We'll fly during a cancer fund-raising event in Monre, Indiana (U.S. 27, south of Decatur, which is south of Fort Wayne). Check our calendar for details!

2017 calendar updated

Events for 2017 have been added to our online calendar. More events might be added in the future, so check back from time to time. Access the full calendar here.

Beck 2016 photos available

A Hoosier Kitefliers Society member prepares to launch a delta kite at the 2016 Merritt Beck Memorial fun fly in Muncie. Photo by Ball State University photojournalism student Grace Elizabeth Ramey.

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 to provide kite-making workshop at AMA Muncie event

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:

  • HANDS ON LEARNING – Families will work with supervision to build their own aircraft.
  • RC FLYING DEMOS – RC demos throughout the day
  • MUSEUM TOURS – Free access to the world’s largest model aviation museum.
  • MODEL ROCKETS – by the Rocketeers of Central Indiana.
  • MAKE AND TAKE – Build and fly your own model airplane!
  • RACING –AMA will host a "first-person view" (FPV) race at 2:30.

More information about the event is available on the AMA website.

 AMA Muncie Aviation Adventure flyer

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