Winter Flying C-U?

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grigorib
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Winter Flying C-U?

Postby grigorib » Sun, Dec 13 2009, 08:32 PM

Didn't find a "Going to go flying now" board, let "General Discussion" be the the substitute...
It's cold outside but I wonder if anyone is still flying in Champaign-Urbana or around.
I'm also trying to find a big and smooth (ok, at least unplowed) field to play with power kites where I wouldn't be pulled into power lines and once we have snow to try to have some rides out there. Any kite friendly farmers or airport-like fields around?

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Mike
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Re: Winter Flying C-U?

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 14 2009, 05:20 PM

We use the "quick fly" section of the board to let folks know on short notice when we plan on heading out.
http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/viewforum.php?f=7

I don't know of any farms where you can power kite. Parkland college has some pretty big areas, it's worth checking out.
You could also try Meadowbrook park, it's not real big though.

I'm in Champaign, but I'm not a power kiter--I fly Revolution quad-line sport kites. I'm also a wimp about the cold and don't fly often in the winter :oops:

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Re: Winter Flying C-U?

Postby Jim Foster » Mon, Dec 14 2009, 06:32 PM

Mike wrote:I'm in Champaign, but I'm not a power kiter--I fly Revolution quad-line sport kites. I'm also a wimp about the cold and don't fly often in the winter :oops:


Mike

Go ahead and tell it the way it is. Many of us know that you come to the west coast in the winter and fly with us on the beach in your IKE "T" shirt.

See you in San Diego New Years Day?
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Mike
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Re: Winter Flying C-U?

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 14 2009, 07:16 PM

Jim Foster wrote:See you in San Diego New Years Day?

You betcha!

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Re: Winter Flying C-U?

Postby Jim Foster » Mon, Dec 14 2009, 07:43 PM

We may stay over and fly on Saturday and Sunday as well.
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