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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Obituary for WKC President Mike Wagner

Mike Wagner portraitThe Sheboygan Press has published its obituary of Wisconsin Kiters Club President Mike Wagner. Here's a link.

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Condolences to our friends in Wisconsin

It was announced on Facebook this morning that Mike Wagner, President of the Wisconsin Kiters Club, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack October 8.

The Hoosier Kitefliers Society expresses its condolences to our friends in Wisconsin and all who grieve Mike's passing.

Mike Wagner during Shipshewana TV interview

Mike Wagner (right, in blue jacket) helps promote Shipshewana Kite Komotion 2014 during an early morning TV interview

Video: 2014 Beck Memorial Fly

The HKS hosted its annual Merrittt Beck Memorial Fun Fly Sep. 13. Below is a video of some of the activities.

Connor Prairie photos available

Curiosity Fair kite displayMembers of HKS created and staffed a kite display at Connor Prairie Interactive History Park June 14 and 15. More photos of the display are available in our online photo gallery.

More Kite Komotion photos: Larry Witker

Photo of Windjammers Int'l Kite Team kites

Larry Witker has published a nice gallery of photos from the April 26, 2014 Shipshewana Kite Komotion kite festival in a Flickr gallery. Have a look.

Do you have photos or videos from the festival? If you've already publshed them online, please send us a link. If you haven't, you can email us your photos and we'll publish them here. Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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