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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Goshen newspaper previews Shipshewana kite festival

SHIPSHEWANA — Kites will soar over the Shipshewana skies during the fourth annual Kite Komotion Clinic and Festival April 26.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shipshewana Event Center/Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum, located at 720 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. The event is free to the public.

This family-oriented event will feature international kite teams, which will perform stunts and demonstrations to music, offer free stunt-kite lessons and orchestrate games and candy drops for children of all ages. Free kite making will be offered by the Hoosier Kiteflyers Society.

Read more on the website of the Goshen News »

Photo of spectators at 2013 Kite Komotion festival

Kite Komotion Flyer

Kite Kite Komotion 2014 Flyer thumbnailA single-page flyer that promotes the 2014 Shipshewana Kite Komotion kite festival is available for download from this website in PDF format. Just click the image at right or the link below.

Shipshewana Kite Komotion Festival 2014 Flyer

A PDF flyer to promote Kite Komotion 2014, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 26, Shipshewana Event Center

Date 2014-04-04 Filesize 85.71 KB Download 998

Video montage: Kite Komotion 2013

 Here's a video montage of scenes from Kite Komotion 2013, to whet your appetite for this year's kite festival in Shipshewana, April 26.

See a larger version of this video on Vimeo.

Beck 2013 fly photos available

Beck kites on display

Photos of the 2013 Merritt Beck Memorial Kite Fly in Muncie are now available here on the HKS website. Thanks to Grant Lovett for providing the photos.

Tentative 2014 Events

Autumn is officially here which means the HKS is starting to work on next year's event calendar.  Here are a few tentative events to keep an eye on.  They will be added to the calendar as the dates are confirmed by the organizers.  All details are subject to change.

SPRING: Scout troop workshop (Carmel); Conner Prairie workshop (Fishers).

APRIL: Kite Komotion (Shipshewana).

MAY: Ansel Toney Memorial (Muncie); Mother's Day (Kendallville); Great Lakes Kite Festival (Grand Haven, Michigan).

SEPTEMBER: Merritt Beck Memorial (Muncie).

Cool kite video filmed in Indiana

The Illinois Kite Enthusiasts (IKE) held their third annual retreat at Indiana Dunes State Park near Chesterton, Ind. Sep. 21 and Sep. 22. The club includes single-line, dual-line and quad-line Revolution kite fliers, although the Revolution kites are particularly popular with IKE members. The Revolution kite team "180 Go!" is made up of IKE members, most of whom were at the retreat.

During the IKE retreat, club members met the owner of a radio-controlled quad-rotor helicopter, which was equipped with a gyro-stabilized video camera. The video below is the result of a 180 Go! flight while the aircraft was filming.

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