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Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Sun, Mar 11 2012, 10:41 AM
by goestoeleven
I received an email from Sarah at the DuPage Forest Preserve. She'd like to do the kite program (i.e. have people show up and fly at the scenic overlook) again this summer, on a weekend sometime in May/June and/or August/September. For those who didn't make it last year, this is *not* a festival, it's just a show-up-and-fly kind of thing where we fly kites and answer questions about kite flying. So, it's a club fly with a bit of an audience, and maybe some kids flying kites on other parts of the hill. The flying area is a bit small due to a fence around the top of the overlook, but it is a hill about 180 feet above the rest of the surrounding terrain, and there are no trees. It is one of the places I go to search for wind in the summer, and I like to fly there when I can on weekends. She said that she's flexible on the dates so we can work around festivals and other events.

I'll post some dates that might work for me later, and a link to the location. Right now . . . . I need to get out and fly!

Let me know if you are interested and what dates might work. Thanks.

Re: Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Thu, Mar 15 2012, 07:38 AM
by Mike
I might show up, late June is pretty open.

Re: Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Thu, Mar 15 2012, 07:48 AM
by illescasd
I should be able to swing it as well. :piratecap:

Re: Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Sun, Mar 18 2012, 03:58 PM
by prairierose
Should be an easy one for me, I'm happy to show up if the dates work out

Re: Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Sat, Mar 24 2012, 10:15 AM
by Shari
I'm in if the dates work ok. Had a lot of fun last year. :up:

Re: Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Mon, Mar 26 2012, 11:19 AM
by Shari
Steve or anyone for that matter - -

Have you by chance met 2 guys that fly at Greene Valley by the names of Mike and Nick Miller?

I was talking with someone from the area and advised me that he has a couple of buddies that fly kites at Greene Valley, duals and quads. Curious if you have ever ran into each other.

Re: Greene Valley Fly - May/June and/or Aug/September

Posted: Mon, Mar 26 2012, 11:43 PM
by goestoeleven
I ran into some guys last summer, but I don't recall their names. I think they were flying dual lines over on the other hilltop, and I walked a rev over there with David to talk to them. I don't know if it was Mike & Nick. (120s are too long for that hilltop as the mowed circle of grass is probably less than 100 feet, so we didn't stay too long).