For more events in the Southeast or others that may not be listed here,
here to visit the AKA Region 4 web site. There are links at the bottom
of this page to our year 2000 and 2001 activities.
|7th - Catch a breath before you start shopping or take a break from
shopping and come fly with us at Frank Liske Park. If you can't get to
the park to fly, at least go shopping at the WACKOS
store and buy some of our junk for everyone on your gift list.
|21st - If you were out of town enjoying the holidays with your family,
you got a bye this weekend. But if your were home and decided not to come
to the park because it looked cold or not windy, you're going to get some
time in detention. Jim, Grumpy and Marty had a great day with both big
stuff and small stuff filling the air. Grumpy took a few pictures and I
put them >>>>>> here
|8 - 10th - Georgia International Sport Kite Championship - The WACKOS
fourth annual trip to Tybee Island. I've put a few pictures up for your
enjoyment. Click here to go to the page.
|16th - Back to Frank Liske Park. Come join us and talk about Tybee!
Monday, 18th - we got rained out! It started sometime early Saturday
morning and continued well into the night. Sunday was much better, it only
drizzled most of the day. Naturally, the weather cleared today.
|1st - The AKA Convention kicks off this week in Ocean City. If you
can't make the convention, let's have our own convention at FLP.
Hey! There's some pictures from the convention
- Check out the AKA web site ( http://www.aka.kite.org/
) , look in the Table of Contents for Photo Gallery under Annual
- And our own Jim & Laura Podlasek, who joined
Jim, Mike and Ken, have put up a ton of pictures. Take a look in Jim's
|26th - This weekend is Carolina Kite Fest XV!. Click the link
to visit their web site. http://www.kitesunlimitednc.com/kitefest.html
|7th - Okay, Labor Day is over, the kids are back in school and the
weather ought to start getting better. Let's get out and fly something!
|21st - Oops! Forgot to mention that we rescheduled to Sunday for a
special event. Sorry.
|3rd - Nobody wrote or called to say whether anyone flew today and Jim's
note probably discouraged those who might have gone to the park. Anybody
game for the 10th? Guess not.
|17th - Jim & Grumpy were at the park and reported WIND! It was
strong and gusty but they flew some stunters. 'Tis better to fly than not.
|6th - I know this is the 4th of July weekend but if you will be around
on Saturday, come fly with us. There has to be somebody around! Marty will
be there. Anybody else?
|20th - We had some decent winds for those of us that showed up. However,
the dark clouds and clap of thunder about 1:30 had us all packed and outta
there in a few minutes. Unfortunately, it never did rain.
|15th - First note: Apologies to Laura for last months mispelling -
I promise not to ever do it again. And surprise - we didn't scare her off,
she and Jim came back! Got some pictures from Grumpy -
click here for the page.
|4th - Because of the monsoon Saturday, we moved our flying day to Sunday.
Wise choice. Sunday was a beautiful day, warm sun in a blue sky and gentle
breezes. A decent day made better by meeting Jim and Laura, who had heard
of the WACKOS, and wanting to be a part of our dynamic group, moved to
North Carolina from Nebraska. Was it Lincoln who said something about "some
of the people all of the time"? Welcome to NC and the WACKOS, Jim &
Laura. Hope we didn't scare you off.
|6th - Club Fly This is the WACKOS Third
Annual Fun Fly and our (first) National Kite Month event. Got some pictures
up! Click here to go to the page.
|20th - Club Fly
- Our normal flying day. Also,
Georgetown (KY) International Kite Festival. Jim will be going to
Georgetown as Region 4 Director. If you're interested in going, contact
|27th - Mighty Kite Flight in Flat Rock, NC
- To get there, take I-26 West to exit 22 go west off exit to Spartanburg
Hwy (approx 1 mile) go south on Spartanburg Hwy (also known as 176) to
Blue Ridge Road (approximately 1 mile) turn right or west on Blue Ridge
Road go 3/4 mile field is on your left! A nice ride from Charlotte to get
to I-26 is to take I-85 to the exit for US 74 around Kings Mtn, through
Shelby and on to I-26. It gets slow around Shelby but it's mostly interstate-like
roads. I hope the wildflower plantings along US 74 are in bloom, they were
near spectacular last year.
|2nd - Club Fly -
There will be another fun fly at Freedom Park this year sponsored by Meck
Parks & Rec. "They were thrilled about having the banners and kites
and experienced kiters there last year, and want us back. I am going
to oblige them, and wave the AKA and WACKOS banners there. Anybody
up for just moving our day to Freedom Park for this event? It's a good
chance to reach out and find some new fliers. "
|9th - Due to last weekends "bit o' rain", the Parks & Rec folks
have moved their fun fly to today. There will be kid's kitemaking, and
the event is from 11-2. C'mon WACKOS, lets get together and have some fun!
|23th - Lake Park Kite Day, Lake Park, NC.
I got this note from the Lake Park folks : "Greetings
from Lake Park. It's that time again. The planning for the
Lake Park Kite Festival is under way. The date will be Saturday,
March 23. We need you guys again to make it a success. if this
will work for ya'll let me know. I am real excited and hope you'll
be able to help us out. Denise Morris"
Lake Park Kite Day has been a lot of fun the past two years. Blue skies
and warm sun, swirling and variable winds that were sometimes great. There
were lots of families from the community and they were all flying something.
There were high flying deltas and diamonds, several biplane kites and kids,
Moms & Dads running around all over the place. We've been warmly welcomed
at Lake Park Kite Day so lets get out and have some fun. Bring your single
line stuff to Lake Park, there really isn't enough room to fly stunters
safely. Check out the Lake Park web site at http://www.lakeparknc.com
; click "Event Calendar" and look for the Spring Kite Festival. See you
|2nd -Had a few folks come out since it was sunny and not too cold.
There was some new stuff in the air today, too and a bunch of new flyers
from the community came out to join us. Click here
for a couple pictures.
|16th - Club Fly - Weather
isn't looking too bad for the weekend - the key word is BREEZY! C'mon out
and fly with us.
|18th - 20th, Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival. Jim
Martin was there and at the Kite Trade Assoc International meeting the
week before. There are pictures on Dave Gomberg's siteand Forever Flying's
site. Check them out.