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Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Sun, Dec 21 2014, 09:46 PM
by DaveMies
Are there any of you that like to fly kites on through the winter? My goal is to get out at least once a month in Dec through Feb. Dave

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Sun, Dec 21 2014, 10:43 PM
by Darkspark
When I fist started with Revs I would go out in the cold and fly. It seems the more time goes by the more Fair weather flier I become. But somehow I let people talk me into driving half a day to fly kites in the snow on a frozen lake in Iowa every winter. Come spring I would be happy to meet up and do some flying.
-Mikey

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Sun, Dec 21 2014, 10:51 PM
by TMadz
Im off for 2 weeks for the holidays. I plan on flying as much as I can.

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Mon, Dec 22 2014, 06:46 AM
by basicbill
TMadz wrote:Im off for 2 weeks for the holidays. I plan on flying as much as I can.


Let me know if you'd like some company.

BTW, the East Side Complex in St. Charles is closed (gated) for the winter.

Bill

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Mon, Dec 22 2014, 05:07 PM
by TMadz
basicbill wrote:
TMadz wrote:Im off for 2 weeks for the holidays. I plan on flying as much as I can.


Let me know if you'd like some company.

BTW, the East Side Complex in St. Charles is closed (gated) for the winter.

Bill


What about O'Breen park or Peck Farm park in Batavia?

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Tue, Dec 23 2014, 07:19 AM
by basicbill
TMadz wrote:
basicbill wrote:
TMadz wrote:Im off for 2 weeks for the holidays. I plan on flying as much as I can.


Let me know if you'd like some company.

BTW, the East Side Complex in St. Charles is closed (gated) for the winter.

Bill


What about O'Breen park or Peck Farm park in Batavia?


Don't know if they are closed. I would think O. Breen is not. I may be able to check the status of at least one today.

Bill

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Tue, Dec 23 2014, 10:18 AM
by basicbill
The Peck Farm Park soccer fields are open. Might have to shag the geese off. I've sent Todd a PM in case he'd like to meet up this afternoon. Or anyone else obviously.

Bill

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Tue, Dec 23 2014, 02:47 PM
by Robbie
I hope you guy's can get some video footage of you flying. It's a great teacher watching others fly. :-D

Re: Winter Kite Flying... Geneva, Illinois.

Posted: Tue, Dec 23 2014, 05:04 PM
by basicbill
This afternoon at the Athletic Field area at Peck Farm Park. About 48 degrees, mostly sunny and 15 mph SSW winds.

Won't be like this tomorrow.

Vented Rev Geneva IL.jpg
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Bill

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Tue, Dec 23 2014, 06:24 PM
by TMadz
Jealous Bill. Sun finally showed up. I just finished a crazy two weeks getting ready for year end. Hoping to fly a little tomorrow and lots in the cold for 10 days.

Re: Winter Kite Flying near Champaign Illinois.

Posted: Tue, Dec 23 2014, 10:06 PM
by Mike
Dave, I live down in Charleston, but I'm a wimp about cold weather flying.