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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Woodburn photos available

HKS member Dick Claycomb helps a child fly a dual-line sport kitePhotos from the Aug. 24, 2013 fun fly in Woodburn, Ind. are available in this website's photo gallery. Take a look!

South Bend TV Station Covers Kite Komotion

ABC 57 video journalist Daryl Bjoraas put together this story about the 2013 Kite Komotion kite festival in Shipeshewana, Indiana. Please be patient ... the video might require some time to load. Alternatively, view it on the TV station's website.

Kite Komotion 2013 Photos

Display kites at Kite Komotion 2013Photos from Kite Komotion 2013, April 27, Shipshewana, are being uploaded to a new photo gallery on this website. Please check back often as we prepare and upload additional phoots. If you have any photos you'd like to share for our gallery, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Warming up for Kite Komotion

Team Fire and Ice practices this afternoon on the Kite Komotion performance field.


Shipshewana Festival adds Quad-Line Team

Revolution kite in flightOur webmaster has just learned that a new feature is being added to this year's Kite Komotion kite festival in Shipshewana. Team Air-mania, a quad-line kite team based in Columbus, Ohio, plans to make an appearance. The team flies Revolution quad-line kites, which have capabilities unique among sport kites.

South Bend TV Station Airs Live Preview of Shipshewana Kite Festival

In anticipation of this Saturday's Kite Komotion event in Shipshewana, WNDU Channel 16 of South Bend did an early morning interview with our club vice president, Lynn Warner. You can view recordings of both segments below.

Kudos to Lynn for getting up at "oh-dark-thirty" to talk with the reporter and, most important, for a job well done!

Please be patient. The videos might require some time to load. Alternatively, view them on the TV station's website.

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