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Kite Fests, Events and Stuff

Often with the WACKOS, sometimes without, here are some kite festivals, trade shows, family trips, etc. where I've had a good time...

 
Dubai 2014
A trip to UAE to consult on plans for a future kite event.
albums: 1
 
Kenya Kite Festival 2014
Flying kites in Nairobi during a "weekend in Kenya."
albums: 2
 
Kuwait 2014
Returning to Kuwait to fly with the Al Farsi Kite Team and other guest fliers from around the world.
albums: 4
 
Oregon 2013
The Lincoln City fall event, and the convention of the American Kitefliers Association in Seaside.
albums: 6
 
Bogota, 2013
albums: 1
 
Al Farsi Kite Festival for Liberation Day, Kuwait, 2013
Hosted by the Al Farsi Kite Team.
albums: 5
 
Caratgena, Colombia, 2011
It seems I either never uploaded these, or somehow that they have been deleted. In any case, here they are!
albums: 1
 
Suddenly, Qatar! 1st annual festival at Katara.
This festival was on again, off again -- rescheduled a few times -- a smaller group finally got there. We flew out of the USA the morning after Bin Ladin was killed, making for a bit of nervousness for the Americans heading to the Middle East, but everybody treated us very well and a good time was had.
albums: 4
 
Colombia 2010
Return to Colombia for the Festival de Verano in Bogota and, for the first time, the International and National Kite Festival of Cartegna!
albums: 2
 
Japan! Three Festivals in two weeks...
April/May, 2010
albums: 3
 
Jamaica
On a family trip to Jamaica, stumbled across the St. Ann's International Kite Festival. Pictures of the trip, and the kites, inside.
albums: 1
 
11th Thailand International Kite Festival -- 2010
Held on the grounds of the Rama VI Camp between Cha Am and Hua Hin, this is one of the world's best festivals. This is my third time at this event. Hot, but a great time
albums: 4
 
Bogota, Colombia -- Festival de Verano 2009
Flying kites and spending time with new and old friends.
albums: 3
 
Pasir Gudang Festival Layang-layang, Feb 2009
Traveling to Malaysia for one of the world's signature kite festivals.
albums: 2
 
KTAI 09
Kite Trade Association International's annual trade show, this year in Dstin, Florida.
albums: 1
 
Cape fear kite festival
subfolders: 4
 
21 Octopods at Lincoln City, Or
New world record, 6/28-29/08 YouTube video at http://youtube.com/watch?v=KyXvUyxFYTI more info at Gomberg Kite Productions' site: http://www.gombergkites.com/update/459.html
albums: 2
 
10th Thailand International Kite Festival
and associated visit to Thailand..
albums: 6
 
Kuwait '08 was GREAT!
We travel to Kuwait to try and fly the three Biggest Kites in the World together in an historic mass fly.
albums: 4
 
9th Thailand International Kite Festival
Held every two years, this year at the Rama VI Camp near Cha-Am. It happens that this year is the 60th year in the reign of King Rama IX, so the festival is part of the celebration -- we were honored by a visit from the Princess to open the festival and view the kite flying!
albums: 5
 
WACKOS
The WACKOS (Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society) are a kite club around Charlotte, NC. Visit www.wackos.org for info...
subfolders: 1 and albums: 8
 
Cape Fear Fest 2011
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Sunfest 2010
Sep 25, 2010

Didn't take too many pics -- the wind ws strong and we were busy -- but here are a few pics froma great fly.

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Camp LeJeune Kite Day
Apr 17, 2010

Flying for Marines and their families and all the good folks at Camp Lejeune, NC.

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Cape Fear Kite Fest 2009

Attempts to get 22 Octopus kites flown together were nixed by light winds, but still fun was had!

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Carolina Kite Fest 2009

Sponsored by Kites Unlimited, this annual event at Atlantic Beach, NC, is a favorite. First kite fest I ever attended, many years ago...

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Sunfest, Ocean City, MD -- Sept, 2009

Lack of battery charger means fewer photos, but here they are!

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MIKE in Maryland, Apr. 2009

My first visit to the Maryland International Kite Exposition.

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Stanly County event
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Litchfield Beach 2007
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KAP

Pictures taken with kite-lofted cameras.

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The Traveling Sled Kite

This little sled kite has been around the world -- it's been in more countries thatn I have, since friends and relatives take it on their trips, too.
Added April 07: pics from China!

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Sea Devil Tensioning pics

Courtesy of Lam Hoac and the Legion of Devoted Sea Devil Fliers, pictures showing how the unique wing-tip tensioning system works.

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Jacksonville Fly for SB XXXIX
Feb 6, 2005

Elements of the Gomberg Kite Productions special kite unit invade Jacksonville for the Big Game.

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Non-WACKO kiting
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