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by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Jan 09 2008, 07:58 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAKR 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6481

Re: MAKR 2008

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:Draftnic,

Same as last year, I will be coming to dinner by special dispensation.


Actually I may have lied. With luck I will be on another continent. More when it is firmed up.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sun, Jan 06 2008, 03:41 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAKR 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6481

Re: MAKR 2008

Draftnic,

Same as last year, I will be coming to dinner by special dispensation.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Dec 03 2007, 09:50 PM
Forum: IKE in the news
Topic: Ike
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: Ike

I pay for first class delivery as the post office seems to deliver bulk, non profit mail last.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 05:01 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: DeKalb Kite Festival
Replies: 98
Views: 23508

Re: DeKalb Kite Festival

So any info on the dates for 2008? My schedule is filling up quickly.

I have already committed to nine festivals, there are another four that I am hoping for invites to and another five
that I have to see just how full my schedule is.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Thu, Nov 22 2007, 07:41 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Flying
Replies: 20
Views: 4468

Re: Winter Flying

Two years ago at the Color the Wind festival in Clear Lake IA. (Fabulous festival, you should come.) The day started at an actual temperature of 10 below, and the high was 2 below. Not wind chill, actual temp. Barbara Now Barbara, the NWS temps were not that bad. At 9 am when we got out there it wa...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Nov 12 2007, 09:24 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 AKA Convention
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: 2009 AKA Convention

This has been a recurring question over the years. It has been voted on at least once at the general meeting. The people who wanted the date change said "Our children could come" The people who did not want the change said "Their children could come" Actually, I can only vaguely ...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Nov 10 2007, 09:35 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Pontiac and Naperville Club Flies: Nov 3 and Nov 11
Replies: 64
Views: 11220

Re: Pontiac And Naperville Club Flies: Nov 3 And Nov 11

I appears that I will have to spend the day working. :(
by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Nov 07 2007, 09:10 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regional Director
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Regional Director

I know that there was a lot of discussion on the board last year about assistant RDs (I don't remember what they really called them). I also don't know where that stands now.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Wed, Nov 07 2007, 07:43 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regional Director
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Regional Director

It is a volunteer position, it cost me several thousand a year to pay for all the travel I did. Smaller regions would mean more RDs which would make the conference calls unmanageable. Twenty people on a call is enough.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Nov 06 2007, 04:25 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regional Director
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Regional Director

Al, have you heard of anyone who is thinking of running? Is Bob going to run again? I will have to let Bob answer if he is planning on running again. I have not heard of anyone else thinking about running. It is both a great job and a terrible one. You get to meet many wonderful people, and are usu...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Oct 30 2007, 09:50 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Pontiac and Naperville Club Flies: Nov 3 and Nov 11
Replies: 64
Views: 11220

Re: Pontiac And Naperville Club Flies: Nov 3 And Nov 11

I will not be able to make the Pontiac fly, I will be at the Cape Fear Kite Fest in Wrightsville Beach, NC. I expect to make the Naperville fly. I may well try to figure out how to put my Bobby Stanfield New Star together again, it has been three or four years and I can't figure out what I did with ...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Oct 15 2007, 08:29 PM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: IKE Annual Picnic - 2007
Replies: 38
Views: 6814

Re: IKE Annual Picnic - 2007

I will probably be able to make it, depends on work. 10 am is doubtful. I have no idea what I am going to bring.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Oct 09 2007, 08:14 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 AKA Convention
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: 2009 AKA Convention

I am eager to see that list as by my understanding at least three of the executive committee nominated at the general meeting will have to be replaced.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Tue, Oct 09 2007, 12:12 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

No. I am just lucky to be able to travel so much.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Mon, Oct 08 2007, 08:37 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Frodos Majik wrote:I think now that the fest are all done for the summer/fall season, it will be easier for club flies to happen.



The flying season is not over, you just have to travel a little further. I have two more festivals in the next 30 days,
both in NC.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Oct 06 2007, 06:54 PM
Forum: 2007 Kite Festivals
Topic: AKA Convention
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

AKA Convention

In a few minutes I will be getting ready for the awards banquet at the AKA convention. It has been a very busy week. It seems impossible that it is almost over. Wednesday we had eleven octopi up and Thursday we set a new record on twenty. Today the rain is blasting past my window in clumps, it will ...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Sat, Sep 29 2007, 12:01 AM
Forum: Team Flying
Topic: IKE Team Name(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 31482

Re: IKE Team Name(s)

Since I won't be team flying, I will only express my opinion, not vote. I think String Theory is the superior name. 180 Go! will take too much explaining which as has been stated will probably wear over time. I used to have license plates that took a fair amount of explaining to non technical people...
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Sep 28 2007, 09:52 PM
Forum: Competition
Topic: Good Luck!
Replies: 12
Views: 4174

Re: Good Luck!

I am just hoping for an uneventful count and no controversy about the election.

Oh, and all that predicted rain to evaporate.
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Sep 28 2007, 09:13 PM
Forum: Team Flying
Topic: IKE Team Name(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 31482

Re: IKE Team Name(s)

Jeff wrote:
These two names are my current favorites. I still also like LOLkites, but I know I'm in for a tough sell on that one. :lol:


Lolly would probably like it. :lol:
by TheBigKiteGuy
Fri, Sep 28 2007, 08:48 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 AKA Convention
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: 2009 AKA Convention

I don't know if they are going to vote on this at the next meeting, but that meeting is Tuesday morning, so time is fleeting. I have not seen the Milwaukee proposal for Veteran's Park, but there were always two problems/questions. 1) Space - The AKA Grand National competitions take an enormous amoun...

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