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Oswego

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 01:26 AM

I need some help, just where is this fest going to be held? Name of park or some info on it.

I cant make it if I dont know where to go. :roll: :P
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Re: Oswego

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 07:57 AM

Oswego:
April 21 from 12-3
PrairieFest Park is located right off Rt. 71, behind the Oswego High School.

It's also on the festival maps page

I plan on being there close to 9am.

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Re: Oswego

Postby JJ » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 12:23 PM

Mike,

Are you sure that is the field? We have been down there in the past and the field we flew on was on the other side of Plainfield Rd. (to the south west). There is very little parking there, in the past we were able to drive on the field and park near the creek.

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Re: Oswego

Postby Jeff » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 12:53 PM

Here is a link from the Oswego Park District showing Prairiefest Park....

http://www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org/d ... _to_pf.pdf

And here is a Google map of the park...if the "My Maps" feature is working, the park is shaded red on my map.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 97b1&msa=0
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Re: Oswego

Postby Babbman » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 02:07 PM

The park in Jeff's map is the one and no, there isn't very much parking around there unless they let everyone use the school's parking.

The field is nice and open though, with the exception if winds are coming directly from the west, there is a line of trees to block it.

I'll be there at first wind or 0-dark:30 or so... lol... then again, it's only 15mins from my house...

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Re: Oswego

Postby Babbman » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 02:08 PM

Is Al flying at Oswego?


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Re: Oswego

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 05:48 PM

JJ wrote:Mike,

Are you sure that is the field? We have been down there in the past and the field we flew on was on the other side of Plainfield Rd. (to the south west). There is very little parking there, in the past we were able to drive on the field and park near the creek.

JJ


It seems that the map I linked to and Jeff's google map and the PDF all point to the same place. That doesn't mean that's the right place for the festival, but it does mean that that's where IKE will be :-D

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Re: Oswego

Postby Draftnik » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 09:08 PM

Either way the kites should be visible by the time you get that close. I hope it is the bigger field, that would be a good thing.
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Re: Oswego

Postby akillip » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 09:26 PM

This is the first year that the kite fest has been at the high school. 32 acres of grass. and that one kine of trees to the west.

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Re: Oswego

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 09:39 PM

Babbman wrote:Is Al flying at Oswego?


Al was planning on it. Do we know what else the park district is setting up for Earth day?
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Re: Oswego

Postby Babbman » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 10:15 PM

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:
Babbman wrote:Is Al flying at Oswego?


Al was planning on it.


Excellent....

And if you happen to come across that Deca... :rotfl


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Re: Oswego

Postby Knoted4ever » Thu, Apr 19 2007, 11:02 PM

i'll probably come; but i won't be flying any kites... i plan on just eating popcorn while i watch all of you guys do all the work! :wink:

My sister-in-law lives in Plainfield nearby.
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Re: Oswego

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Thu, Apr 19 2007, 11:10 PM

Knoted4ever wrote:i'll probably come; but i won't be flying any kites... i plan on just eating popcorn while i watch all of you guys do all the work! :wink:

My sister-in-law lives in Plainfield nearby.


I will have some small bags that will need carrying. I always travel really light. :twisted:
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Re: Oswego

Postby Babbman » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 03:17 PM

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:I will have some small bags that will need carrying. I always travel really light. :twisted:


I've seen your idea of light, Al... :rotfl


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Re: Oswego

Postby Draftnik » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 04:02 PM

Since this is the first fair weather festival. What are our chances of getting some footage tomarrow for a video?

I don't have a v-camera, and don't know that I could do any kind of decent job of gathering any, but would be willing to put some time into taking some. IF someone had a camera to lend for club use.
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Re: Oswego

Postby Jeff » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 07:28 PM

I'll definitely be taking some video.
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Re: Oswego

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 08:02 PM

I will see many of you in the morning, not real early as I just got home from a harrowing week at work and I don't have the gumption to pack the gear right now. It will take some time in the morning to do so. If you don't mind, leave me a little bit of room.
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Re: Oswego

Postby Draftnik » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 08:47 PM

Like as much room as the pic halfway down this page? :-) http://www.kitebuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4852&start=30

Jeff, so glad your going to make it!!
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Re: Oswego

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 09:15 PM

Not quite that much room. It will depend on the wind and space how much I put in the air, but I only own three big kites and a few mids.
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Re: Oswego

Postby Knoted4ever » Fri, Apr 20 2007, 09:39 PM

i'll bring my video camera... but i know that i won't want to put my popcorn bag down.

Al, i can help with your "little" bags, if you'd like.

Looks like the winds will be pretty nice!
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