Niagara Windriders Newsletter

The Official Newsletter of the Niagara Windriders Kitefliers Association, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, June 04, 2009

May 2009 - The wind was back

May 31 was a bright sunny day. Unlike the April fly, there was wind, 25 kms per hour with gusts as high as 45! That didn't stop 20 members that came out to fly. We assembled the kites that we thought could withstand the wind. Bob got out his 30 ft long Wizard.

It looks great up in the sky.

Donna Taylor tried to scare the other kites out of the sky with a "Jaws" kite.

I got out a small parafoil. My attempt to fly a cody resulted in a broken spar.
Tyrone and Terry also had some "spar" mishaps.

Donna's colourful delta.

Peggy flying a parafoil. You can't break a spar if your kite doesn't have any!

Greg's Blimp kite flew well in this wind.

Paul assembling his Rokkaku. That was the only way to do it in the high winds.

Success!. A beautiful kite indeed.

Bob Luft flying a small homemade 2 liner.

The Rok again.

Greg's son flying an airplane kite.

As the day progressed, there were many people enjoying the kites. There were some non members flying their kites as well. There was also a festival in St. Thomas that was attended by some of the club members. They also had the strong winds. Thanks to everyone who came out to fly in Port Colbourne. The June fly will be on the 28th. Maybe the sun will shine and the winds won't be so strong. See everyone then.