August 23, 2015

Sport Kite Events

  • Pilot’s meeting – 10:00 a.m., sound booth
  • Masters Individual Precision – 10:30 a.m., Field C
  • Open Multiline Precision – 11:00 a.m., Field C
  • Open Multiline Ballet  Noon – 1:30 p.m., Field A
  • Hot Tricks – 1:30p.m.,  Field A

Memorial Fly

10:00 a.m., Field A
Please leave the names of the kite flier you wish to remember at the Registration Tent.  A clipboard for that purpose will be there all week.  The names will be written on a kite that will be released during the fly.

This is expressly for those who have died in the past year.   Please feel free to fly your own kite during this memorial.

 Mass Ascension #4 – Sparless Soft Kites

Barry Crites & Vic Eshpeter, Event Directors         10:30 a.m., Field A
Registration on Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at the Registration Tent. Part 4 of 4-piece pin for the first 240 fliers.

 Hot Tricks

Northwest Sport Kite League (NWSKL), Event Directors  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Field A

Hot Tricks! This is the area where the latest style of flying has come out. It has been called trick flying and slack line flying. It involves spins, flips, floats and turns that you would not deem possible with a kite in the wind. This flying is very active in that the kite is always changing what it is doing. The competition is pitting two fliers against each other in a head to head timed environment with music played in the background. The winner of each round moves on to the next flier. This makes it very fast paced just like the flying is. The crowd and the competitors themselves–with one final winner–judge the competition. But all are winners in that they are great fliers and on the leading edge of the sport of kite flying.