Subject: official nfka wsikf report ( short version )
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 20:14:31 -0700
more than you may want to know, but here goes anyway. whata week! Brian will post an edited version of this report on NFKAs fighterkites.org website along with many pretty pictures so please send all great photos to him as soon as possible.
as an executive summary, just know that I have never flown so hard nor shared so many grins than this last week at Longbeach.
4-8 hours of flying every day gets addicting. My forefinger calluses are proof of one absolutely amazing weeka shortline fighter flyers dream. If you missed it, Im sorry. If you love flying fighters, start saving now for the First Annual World Cup of Shortline Fighting Kites at WSIKF next year.
Meanwhile here is what I remember from the week that was I'm sure to be publicly corrected where in error and I will be grateful for anyones addition.
Monday Aug. 21
Tuesday Aug. 22
Wednesday Aug. 23
Thursday Aug. 24
Friday Aug. 25
Saturday Aug. 26
Sunday Aug. 27
Well, I hopped out of the van, got tangled up in
my flying line, tripped on a dead fish, and got sand
in my crack! Needless to say my kite did not fare
too well either.
Been here since the 11th and been makin' a ton of
kites. Now that W.S.I.K.F. is off and running, old
friends and new are rolling into Long Beach ready for
the big one. The weather has given us a little of
everything, but a lot of air has graced our fighters.
Some spectacular flying and visiting.
Thanks to Dave Colbert of Devotion to Motion Kites -
I got to use his plastic box to get this note off to
tell everybody that things are great.
See you in a week or so!