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Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Thu, Dec 04 2014, 07:47 AM
by TMadz
I got early word that the park district is planning on having a kite festival in early October. Looks like Chicago Kite has reached out to them or vice versa. It's where I usually fly and has some wide open spaces.

I'd like it to succeed, but it will be competing with peewee football.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Thu, Dec 04 2014, 12:09 PM
by swannie
TMadz wrote:I got early word that the park district is planning on having a kite festival in early October. Looks like Chicago Kite has reached out to them or vice versa. It's where I usually fly and has some wide open spaces.

I'd like it to succeed, but it will be competing with peewee football.


Nice, where are they doing it at? The grounds by Harter? Seems a bit close to the airport for a kite festival. :)

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Thu, Dec 04 2014, 04:26 PM
by TMadz
It will be at the new middle school. They have plenty of parking and open grounds as well as using the football field for featured flying if they need. Still waiting to hear more and very preliminary so far. I do hope that they have a training field for people. I might be talked into volunteering. I always think that they miss out by not pushing a stunt kite into kids hands rather than just pushing the SLK's. They only hold a kids interest for so long. IMHO.

It's plenty far away from all airport approaches or takeoffs. They're not going to be doing any high flying or huge displays as far as I know.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Thu, Dec 04 2014, 08:19 PM
by basicbill
TMadz wrote:I got early word that the park district is planning on having a kite festival in early October. Looks like Chicago Kite has reached out to them or vice versa. It's where I usually fly and has some wide open spaces.


That would be great. If they need someone to coordinate with the airport... I know a guy.

Bill

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Dec 05 2014, 08:33 AM
by chicagokite
HI All

Yes sugar Grove is scheduled for OCt 3rd CHICAGO KITE along with Sugar Grove Are partnering up for a great event as more details are finalized I will let you guys know .
Check out our festival links for latest details on all the event http://chicagokite.com/festivals.html
thanks
David

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Feb 27 2015, 11:25 AM
by TMadz
The wife said it was confirmed the other day.

https://www.facebook.com/SGPDKiteFestival

I hope there's enough room for a groupie to put up all of his own crap.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Feb 27 2015, 11:45 AM
by goestoeleven
Added to the IKE calendar . . .

Hey - isn't that your "home" field? I thought you said they took out the football fields and turned them into baseball diamonds . . . .

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Feb 27 2015, 01:04 PM
by TMadz
There was a 10 acre rectangular field next to the middle school football field. That's where I flew. there is still plenty of open land on the grounds between the football field and the school. I fly Rev's on the football field now, but haven't gotten too many SLK's out because of the fence and didn't want to ground stake.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Sep 04 2015, 12:30 PM
by chicagokite

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Sep 04 2015, 03:14 PM
by goestoeleven
Thanks for the update.

BTW, unfortunately I can't make this festival, even though it's close to home.

Hope it's a great festival.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Sep 04 2015, 06:04 PM
by TMadz
From what I've heard there is going to be lots of activities for families, but at the same time I'm beginning to wonder how much room there is going to be to fly kites.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Wed, Sep 30 2015, 08:09 PM
by TMadz
Just a reminder if anyone is around. I still dont know what he layout is going to be , but right now looking to be plenty of wind.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Thu, Oct 01 2015, 01:57 PM
by basicbill
TMadz wrote:Just a reminder if anyone is around. I still dont know what he layout is going to be , but right now looking to be plenty of wind.


You planning on attending, Todd?

Bill

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Oct 02 2015, 08:06 AM
by swannie
I'm going to try and go ... but I don't know what that day is going to look like for me yet ... :-/

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Oct 02 2015, 10:30 AM
by TMadz
Yeah. I plan on being there. I have no idea what to expect. Evidently there's lots planned. I just hope they gave some thought about the layout.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Oct 02 2015, 11:27 AM
by basicbill
TMadz wrote:Yeah. I plan on being there. I have no idea what to expect. Evidently there's lots planned. I just hope they gave some thought about the layout.


I may meet you there. If you know about when you'll be there, please post it here. Ditto Swannie.

Thanks,

Bill

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Fri, Oct 02 2015, 11:10 PM
by swannie
Gusts to almost 50 tomorrow ... Should be interesting.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Sat, Oct 03 2015, 12:09 AM
by TMadz
I don't think I'll be there until 11a. Gotta finish up some stuff.
I'll have to bring the strong line for sure, Swannie.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Sat, Oct 03 2015, 07:39 AM
by makatakam
Working today, so I can't make it. Have fun, be careful. You know what wind can do.

Re: Possible Sugar Grove kite day

Posted: Sat, Oct 03 2015, 08:08 AM
by goestoeleven
makatakam wrote:Working today, so I can't make it. Have fun, be careful. You know what wind can do.


I thought you were retired......

Can't make it today, going to see my father. Have a good and safe flying day. Don't break anything!