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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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.

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