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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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..

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.

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