Hoosier Kitefliers Society

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The Hoosier Kitefliers Society promotes kiting by planning and coordinating kite activities, kite workshops, and kite demonstrations in conjunction with other community events. Please explore this website to learn more and plan to attend one or more of our activities. If you need more information, use our contact page to get in touch with one of our leaders.

Kitebuilding Workshop in Shipshewana Windjammers kite team in Shipshewana Display at State Museum Dual-Line Coaching HKS Rokkaku Merritt Beck kites at Beck Memorial Fly

A volunteer helps children build a kite at an HKS workshop during a kite festival in Shipshewana.

The Windjammers International Kite team performs at a kite festival in Shipshewana.

HKS set up a kite display at the Indiana State Museum for Father's Day, 2011.

HKS member Dick Claycomb coaches relatively new member Peggy Farlow on dual-line sport kite flying.

A rokkaku kite custom-sewn by an HKS member.

Some Merritt Beck kites on display at the annual Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly

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Annual meeting rescheduled for Sep. 9

Due to the cancellation of the Ansel Toney event in May, the HKS Board has decided to reschedule the annual Members' Meeting. It will now be held at the conclusion of the Merritt Beck Memorial Fly on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Academy of Model Aeronautics in Muncie (5161 E. Memorial Drive). The meeting will be followed by a club-provided meal for which an Rsvp is required. If you plan to stay for the meal, please advise Dick Claycomb as to how many in your party; the deadline is August 25. Club business will be conducted at the meeting which includes the election of officers. A ballot with instructions can be found near the back of this newsletter. If returning the ballot by US mail, please allow sufficient time for delivery.

2017 calendar updated

Events for 2017 have been added to our online calendar. More events might be added in the future, so check back from time to time. Access the full calendar here.

Beck 2016 photos available

A Hoosier Kitefliers Society member prepares to launch a delta kite at the 2016 Merritt Beck Memorial fun fly in Muncie. Photo by Ball State University photojournalism student Grace Elizabeth Ramey.

Photos from our 2016 Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly, which took place Sep. 10 at the Academy of Model Aeronautics in Muncie, are now available in this website's photo gallery. Many, including the one above, were provided by our new friend, Ball State University photojournalism student Grace Ramey, who was working on a class project.

HKS to provide kite-making workshop at AMA Muncie event

HKS will provide a kite-making workshop at the Aviation Adventure Day that the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is hosting at its Muncie headquarters for the local community. We are seeking additional volunteers to help kids make kites at the event. Contact Dick Claycomb (see below) for more information.

The AMA Aviation Adventure Day is a free event focussed on increasing the love of aviation in the Muncie area. It will include:

  • HANDS ON LEARNING – Families will work with supervision to build their own aircraft.
  • RC FLYING DEMOS – RC demos throughout the day
  • MUSEUM TOURS – Free access to the world’s largest model aviation museum.
  • MODEL ROCKETS – by the Rocketeers of Central Indiana.
  • MAKE AND TAKE – Build and fly your own model airplane!
  • RACING –AMA will host a "first-person view" (FPV) race at 2:30.

More information about the event is available on the AMA website.

 AMA Muncie Aviation Adventure flyer

Shipshewana festival location confirmed: Same as last year

Map showing the location of the Kite Komotion kite festival, Shipshewana, Indiana, the last Saturday of AprilThe Hoosier Kiteflier's Society just got word that organizers of the "Kite Komotion" kite festival in Shipshewana, Ind. have decided that the festival will again be held on land near the Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren Street. This is the same location the festival has used since its inception.

One Sky, One World 2015 photos available

One Sky One World kite fly Trinity Church Fort Wayne Indiana October 11 2015

Trinity Church, Fort Wayne, hosted the Hoosier Kitefliers Society for a One Sky, One World fun fly for world peace October 11, 2015. Some photos from the event are avaialbe in this website's photo gallery.

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