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West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2007, 09:50 PM
by Jim Foster
I've been on this forum for a couple of weeks and wondered if IKE would ever have a fly on the west coast. Well, It happened today.
Four of us (Hector Herrera, Mike Kory, my wife Lynn and I) got together at Belmont Shores, CA, near Long beach for an afternoon of fun flying in the sun. We had a good breeze most of the day. Hector brought his new "IKE The Red Baron" quad which we all flew. Several times we looked up and thought we were under attact! Getting buzzed, machine gun fire, in over the trees, coming out of the sun, attacking other kites in the sky, what a blast! More fun than anyone should have without buying a ticket.
Here are a few photos.

Jim

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2007, 10:23 PM
by Babbman
It's 17 degF here and windy cold...

I could just puke looking at you guys in that spectacular setting and warm weather....

Wish I were there!

:rotfl :rotfl

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2007, 10:41 PM
by Jim Foster
Babbman

There's still time. Come on out west. The party isn't for a week.

Mike asked me to post some pictures, but can only post three at a time, so here are three more from today.

Jim

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2007, 10:50 PM
by Mike
We didn't get a photo of Lynn flying, sorry about that, I'll get you next time Lynn.
But here's a photo of Jim and Lynn with their Airstream:

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And I also got a new kite. Handmade by my niece:
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Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2007, 10:53 PM
by Hector Herrera
From California...
"THE THREE AMIGOS" and Ike members. Plus One great woman.
As I stated earlier in the wrong area, I had the great pleasure of seeing Mike Kory, from Illinois, and Jim foster, along with his wife Lynn.
My official IQuad training...is on it's way. At the beggining I didn't do that good, cause I never done it before, and after some listening and watching, Jim, Lynn and mike I've got the hang of it.
But I need more schooling.
Here are a couple of Pictures for you to enjoy.

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2007, 10:58 PM
by Chris
Beautiful Airstream Jim! :up: :up: Can you post a few more pics, inside also? What was the original condition? Maybe next year, I can make it out there, God knows all of us back here could use some fun in the sun!!!

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 12:12 AM
by Jim Foster
Chris

The trailer was in very good shape when we got it in 2000. It was not polished, I did that in 2001. During the process of towing it 100,000 miles, we have completely re-done the interior. Lynn sewed every stitch inside. Our latest addition is a flat panel HDTV and DVD/VCR player/recorder. We plan to keep "Lucky" for a long, long time. Most of the 100,000 miles we towed with our orange '47 Chevy Street Rod coupe which I built in my garage in 1992.
Here are some more pictures

Jim

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 12:30 AM
by Frodos Majik
Beautiful pieces Jim!!!!! :up:

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 09:48 AM
by Hector Herrera
VIDEO FILES OF IKE members having a bit of fun...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3843009273

PARDON THE RAW MATERIAL.
Hector

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 11:28 AM
by Mike
That was a funny video Hector, I didn't know you were filming all our silliness. :oops:
At least we can all see how well your kites fly.

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 12:09 PM
by Jim Foster
Hector

Great Video!! The first of Lynn and I flying together ever taken.
Were we all having a good time, or what? It's no wonder Mark, Jeanette, Ron and Susan call their team "Too Much Fun". Flying together really is just that.

Jim :revspin:

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 08:35 PM
by Draftnik
Looks like fun!

We pulled up to Color the Wind in Iowa, today and unloaded to "California Dreaming, on such a winters day...." playing on the festival PA. :wink: Thought of you all-fondly of course!-as we dove into snowpants, hats, scarves, mittens and boots in the 20+ wintery winds.

Will get pics up later.

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 09:05 PM
by Hector Herrera
Jim Foster wrote:Hector

Great Video!! The first of Lynn and I flying together ever taken.
Were we all having a good time, or what? It's no wonder Mark, Jeanette, Ron and Susan call their team "Too Much Fun". Flying together really is just that.

Jim :revspin:


Jim and Lynn!!! That gives me an idea :idea:
Let's make a date where I can video tape you both with your patriotic kites, along with an interview of yourselves and so on. 8) What do you think? 8)
Then we can post it... :LogoRevAni:

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sat, Feb 17 2007, 09:35 PM
by Jim Foster
Hector

That would be fine with me. I'll have to run that one by Lynn. Sometimes she is a little camera shy. Let's make it short. Perhaps at Kite Party. That might make a nice backdrop.

Jim :revspin:

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sun, Feb 18 2007, 12:30 PM
by Knoted4ever
That '47 Chevy Street Rod Coupe with trailer and that Red Baron kite crack me up! Very Cool! :thanks:

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Sun, Feb 18 2007, 09:56 PM
by Hector Herrera
*DOG STAKING*
I posted a video in the videos section. But I remember Mike saying that this an oficial IKE club fly, so...
Here it is.
Second Time Dog Staking For Pilot Hector Herrera, and a proud member of Illinois Kite Enthusiast.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0840225085

It all about fun!!!

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Mon, Feb 19 2007, 09:44 AM
by Hector Herrera
Hi fellows, to add a little more fun, here are some pictures taken by Miss Lynn Foster.
These are very well captured. :up:
Lynn and Jim... :thanks:

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Mon, Feb 19 2007, 02:07 PM
by Chris
Looking good Hector! :up: The wolf better look out.... :clap

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Wed, Feb 21 2007, 09:18 AM
by Mike
Good job Hector, sorry I missed out on that day. Catch you at H.B.

Re: West Coast Club Fly

Posted: Fri, Feb 23 2007, 10:24 PM
by Mike
Boy this Kite Party is fun.
When I got to the beach this morning, 5 members of iQuad were the only ones on the beach, so I became the 6th.
It was real good fun, John is great at calling the moves. John asked if I would move to the northwest because they needed an 8th member, but I told him I was needed here in Illinois :-D

It was eye-opening flying with this many good fliers and hearing John call it out. It's a lot harder than you'd think to call. Two others tried but John has got it figured out.

Later in the day, Jim, Lynn, Kent and Ben joined in the fun too.