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Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 11 2013, 10:41 AM
by Mike
The location hasn't been determined quite yet, but set aside the Saturday a couple weeks from now for a club fly.
Saturday, June 29th.

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 11 2013, 12:43 PM
by zero1199
I'm in!

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 11 2013, 05:35 PM
by goestoeleven
Ditto

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 11 2013, 05:47 PM
by backdraft
Kankakee or Pontiac. Going to see if we can get then to mow the grass

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Wed, Jun 12 2013, 08:57 PM
by cadguy
any local festivals or activities on the 29th to maybe show up at and put on a show? ;)

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Thu, Jun 13 2013, 05:42 AM
by backdraft
I will look into what things there are to do in Pontiac and Kankakee also.

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Fri, Jun 14 2013, 06:33 AM
by prairierose
I'm there

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Fri, Jun 14 2013, 09:37 AM
by Shari
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival is June 26th thru June 30th 2013. We could crash. Mikey has been wanting to do that for years. :)

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Fri, Jun 14 2013, 01:53 PM
by Pkrekel
If it is in Pontiac or Kankakee area, I will be there!

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Fri, Jun 14 2013, 03:03 PM
by cadguy
we could do a kite flash mob! find a place to set up and wait for a specific time to all launch.
Kite Jam 2013! :onlawn: :raspberry: :jester: :clubfly: :LogoRevAni:

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Fri, Jun 14 2013, 06:13 PM
by Trigger
cadguy wrote:we could do a kite flash mob! find a place to set up and wait for a specific time to all launch.
Kite Jam 2013! :onlawn: :raspberry: :jester: :clubfly: :LogoRevAni:


LOVE IT!
:up:

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Sat, Jun 15 2013, 05:02 PM
by Darkspark
Sounds fun to me! Although 10 people unrolling lines and putting together kites might spoil the surprise.

I always have wanted to fly at the friendship fest. Draws alot of people on Saturday. Would depend on if they mowed the grass in the big field.

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Sat, Jun 15 2013, 07:28 PM
by zero1199
If its down that way you know who I like to show up there? (Jeepster)
I have so many question for him about kite making. :twisted:

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Sat, Jun 15 2013, 07:39 PM
by Mike
Many of us in the club have sewn kites, but Jeepster certainly has a lot of big beautiful kites to his name.
You can also ask questions here on the forum if Jeepster doesn't show up to the fly.

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Sat, Jun 15 2013, 08:24 PM
by zero1199
It would be nice to see some of his big kite, and meet him too.


I saw some of his big kite on area51.

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 18 2013, 10:05 AM
by Jeepster
zero1199 wrote:It would be nice to see some of his big kite, and meet him too.


I saw some of his big kite on area51.


Thanks for the compliments guys.

I try to warn folks not to attend festivals or club flys where IKE members are present. A few years ago I went to the Pontiac festival and Big Mike forced a set of Rev handles in my hand. That was on a Saturday ... on the next Friday my first Rev arrived in the mail. Now my kite bag contains a dozen Revs. Then a couple of years after that, Mike put on a ROK building class in the bustling metropolis of Cabery, Illinois. Now the kite bag includes another dozen homemade Revs. BTW - I asked Ben Dantonio for permission before building them.

I tried to get away from the terrible influence of the IKE members by traveling to Texas to visit Barry Ogletree. Unfortunately someone must have called ahead because he introduced me to building foil kites. Between Barry and Tony Killip, I've been buried in nylon in the basement for the last couple of years. James Patton even compounded the addiction by contributing a kite to build during a lull in the sewing. Speaking of James, there is a fellow who really has the kite building bug bad.

Watching Tony's DC fly at Kites Over Hoover Park got me to thinking about building a DC. Then I saw the pictures of your DCs with tails at Grand Haven ... that added to the desire. Now I've got a couple on the drawing board. The addiction just never seems to end!!!!

The bottom line is that if you want to stay out of poverty, stay away from IKE members ... they are nylon pushers. They'll hand you a loaner kite just to get you hooked. Then they'll teach you to sew your own, and you're really hooked. You need to run far, far away before it's too late.

We're 90% of the way to attending ... take pity on Paul, Mike and myself by picking Pontiac and we're there for sure!!!!!

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 18 2013, 05:13 PM
by Mike
Actually, Pontiac and Kankakee are both a two hour drive for me.
Unless we can actually have a connection to the Kankakee festival, let's do it in Pontiac to make it easier for the other two guys.

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Tue, Jun 18 2013, 11:40 PM
by zero1199
Jeepster wrote:
zero1199 wrote:It would be nice to see some of his big kite, and meet him too.


I saw some of his big kite on area51.


Thanks for the compliments guys.

I try to warn folks not to attend festivals or club flys where IKE members are present. A few years ago I went to the Pontiac festival and Big Mike forced a set of Rev handles in my hand. That was on a Saturday ... on the next Friday my first Rev arrived in the mail. Now my kite bag contains a dozen Revs. Then a couple of years after that, Mike put on a ROK building class in the bustling metropolis of Cabery, Illinois. Now the kite bag includes another dozen homemade Revs. BTW - I asked Ben Dantonio for permission before building them.

I tried to get away from the terrible influence of the IKE members by traveling to Texas to visit Barry Ogletree. Unfortunately someone must have called ahead because he introduced me to building foil kites. Between Barry and Tony
Killip, I've been buried in nylon in the basement for the last couple of years. James Patton even compounded the addiction by contributing a kite to build during a lull in the sewing. Speaking of James, there is a fellow who really has the kite building bug bad.




Watching Tony's DC fly at Kites Over Hoover Park got me to thinking about building a DC. Then I saw the pictures of your DCs with tails at Grand Haven ... that added to the desire. Now I've got a couple on the drawing board. The addiction just never seems to end!!!!

The bottom line is that if you want to stay out of poverty, stay away from IKE members ... they are nylon pushers. They'll hand you a loaner kite just to get you hooked. Then they'll teach you to sew your own, and you're really hooked. You need to run far, far away before it's too late.

We're 90% of the way to attending ... take pity on Paul, Mike and myself by picking Pontiac and we're there for sure!!!!!

Cheers,
Tom



I also have a DC on the drawing board, thinking about a 16ft or 18ft RWB.
This will happen soon. :twisted:

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Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Thu, Jun 20 2013, 05:51 AM
by Mike
Cool!

Re: Club Fly, 6/29/13

Posted: Thu, Jun 20 2013, 06:34 AM
by prairierose
Have we decided on a location for the Club Fly?