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Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 03:32 PM
by Mike
Isaac just called me from Northerly Island and said parking was no problem.
Just drive out towards the planetarium, turn right just before the building, and follow the road out to the terminal. Parking is still free and the terminal is open and has bathrooms.

Sounds like we are on for Sunday, the 19th.
Sorry for the people that can't make it that day. We have another fly the following week on Saturday in Kankakee.

Wendy, someone will have a kite for you to borrow.

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 03:40 PM
by Mike
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Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 05:28 PM
by Jeepster
Mike wrote:Isaac just called me from Northerly Island and said parking was no problem.
Just drive out towards the planetarium, turn right just before the building, and follow the road out to the terminal. Parking is still free and the terminal is open and has bathrooms.
...


The last time we flew there was right before a large concert. Several of our members were stopped by security and ended up parking quite far from the flying. I simply told the guy that I was going to the club kite flying that was on the end of the island ... he let me pass. So, if you get stopped, make sure you tell them you're going to "the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts club kite flying event."

Worked for me ... your mileage may vary.

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 06:09 PM
by RevJB
My meeting is in Park Ridge from 1 pm to 4 pm. I can possibly drop Chris earlier and pick him up later. We might head out there to be there at 9 am instead, so I get some flying time in as well.

We are wide open on Saturday.

John
:LogoRevAni:

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 06:32 PM
by Jeff
There is a concert Sunday night. That's not good.

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 08:52 PM
by Mike
Jeff wrote:There is a concert Sunday night. That's not good.

Isaac said he checked and that there wasn't a concert...

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 09:10 PM
by RevJB
Current website lists a concert on Sunday night.
Vernon Hills a better option?


http://www.livenation.com/venue/charter ... nd-tickets

Concert Calendar

Date Time Event
Sun, 07/19/09 07:00 p.m. Judas Priest / Whitesnake
Tue, 07/21/09 08:00 p.m. Incubus
Thu, 08/13/09 07:00 p.m. Jason Mraz
Wed, 08/19/09 07:00 p.m. Heaven and Hell with Coheed and Cambria
Tue, 09/01/09 06:00 p.m. Widespread Panic / The Allman Brothers Band
Wed, 09/02/09 06:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band/ Widespread Panic

John

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009, 11:53 PM
by Jeff
Yup. Judas Priest at 7 pm at Charter One Pavilion.

They won't let us down there on a concert day.

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sun, Jul 12 2009, 12:02 AM
by Jeff
How about Glenview for a plan B. That park is huge. It's where the annual Glenview kite fest is held.

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Sun, Jul 12 2009, 12:06 AM
by RevJB
GlenView is better for me as it is closer to my meeting.

John

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 12:20 AM
by Jynx
Jeff wrote:How about Glenview for a plan B. That park is huge. It's where the annual Glenview kite fest is held.

Sounds like a plan to me!
Keep us updated as to when and where!

THNX!

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 05:47 AM
by TeamTrejo
OK, Glenview it is.

July 19th. 11 AM.

We'll try Northerly Island again later this summer.

Hey Jeff, Could you post a link for directions.

What's the address or intersection? (For my TomTom)

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 09:06 AM
by chicagokite
Hey guys



Great idea but you better check soccer that field is used all summer thats why
we have fest in april only free weekend.

Sorry guys
Dave

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 09:16 AM
by TeamTrejo
I was thinking the same thing. How can you check?

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 09:19 AM
by chicagokite
ayso in glenview and park district
:thanks:

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 10:07 AM
by catspaw00
As near as I can tell, from checking AYSO and Glenview PD, nothing is going on sports-wise this weekend.

Might need to call - I can call during my lunch break. (and I will)

-Wendy

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 10:56 AM
by Jeff
catspaw00 wrote:As near as I can tell, from checking AYSO and Glenview PD, nothing is going on sports-wise this weekend.

Might need to call - I can call during my lunch break. (and I will)

-Wendy

That would be great if you could do that. The area is so large, it's hard to imagine that there wouldn't be space, but it's good to check.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v ... &encType=1

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 11:21 AM
by catspaw00
I spoke with the Village of Glenview (GPD doesn't actually control Gallery Park, the Village does... not sure why), and they put me through to a Ms. Julie Gray. I left her a message - I was told she is the one who handles special events there, and she'd know if anything is scheduled. According to the Village's receptionist, though, their calendar shows no soccer, no festivals, and no other special events.

I'll post something when I hear back from Julie.

-Wendy

:clubfly:

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 06:09 PM
by catspaw00
According to Julie, there is nothing scheduled for this Sunday. The 25-26 is an AYSO event, and last weekend was the end of something else, but it looks like the 19th is free and clear.

She also said "even if it isn't, you should be able to fly on the Lawn."

So it sounds like we're on for the 19th at Gallery Park!!!

:up:

Re: Northern IKE Club Fly - July 19th

Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2009, 07:10 PM
by TeamTrejo
Thanks Wendy!

We'll defiantly have some Revs there for you to try out.

So we're on for Glenview on the 19th.