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« on: March 23, 2009, 08:52 PM »

Just wanted to post a note about this festival.  As always it will be on Mother's day weekend and we are expecting a pretty good turn out this year.  The Dermer's will be there as well as Cat Gabrel, Larry Stiles and many of the fliers in the area.  Please add this to your schedule and join us!!!  If you have any questions please get in touch with me and I will get you any info you might need!!

More info as the fest gets closer!

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:11 AM »

barring anything unforeseen, I should be there at least on Saturday. It was a nice surprise to have Ben from Revolution there last year, just hope the tornado's stay away this year.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 03:20 PM »

This event is gearing up to be a pretty good event.  We had the local news channels out today for a media day and it went well.  Great response.  With all the kites up in the air for the media we drew in quite a crowd of folks that saw them from the nearby freeway!  Many excited kids and a lot of kite smiles already. 

If you're in the area try to come by and join in....we would love to have ya!  The local La Quinta hotel is giving a special rate for any that want to stay in town.  Richard and Marti Dermer will be manning the AKA tent as well as other activities.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 06:16 AM »

hey Patrick, it was great seeing all the big slk's up in the air Saturday, rain held off, the field was a bit soggy, but what a great day it was! Congrats to the Windrider's for putting on a really good festival.

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 09:48 AM »

Thanks Bill!  Yes it turned out well and I'm nursing a serious sunburn!

Wish I could have spent more time with ya!  Were you flying that new kite? 

We had some great people attend and spent a chunk of both days talking with new fliers and helping them with their new kites.  We also had a great turnout at the kites for kids tent!  It was interesting how many older folks I spoke with that were remembering their old days of flying kites and building their own kites.  Talked a few of them into getting out on the field to fly something. 

Sunday afternoon I watched a father with his brother and son out on the field trying to fly 3 of those Star Wars kites that they bought at Sams club.  They tried to get those damn things in the air for 2 hours with absolutely NO luck.  It was getting pretty depressing.  I finally went out and handed them a real kite to fly so that they could at least enjoy a little air time.  It's sad that those kites get put out there for sale and because they are such a POS it really turns people off to flying kites!!

Hope to see you again soon Bill!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 10:46 AM »

yeah Patrick, had that dark colored Blue Moon Exile up, after flying the Prism Micron (was going way to fast for my ol brain). I had up a couple of slk's, Premier flo-tail and the 11' purple G-kite Ghost Delta. Sorry I didn't get to spend much time with you either, but what a fun day. We went to the Vietnamese restaurant after, good food with good folks. Hope to see you again soon also.

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