The weather has taken a turn for the better with Spring arriving. And I have fallen behind on my posting. It seems I’d rather be out flying my kites than writing about them. So here’s to playing Catch-Up.
The last club fly of February was one of the prettiest days we’d had in quite a while. The wind was up and the morning sky was a beautiful blue. There were only a few of the regular kite club members on the field and we had an interesting mix of old and new kites. My friend Bob dug out some of his older kites that hadn’t seen the sun in a while. The red-white-blue airplane was purported to be a “unflyable” kite. But after some work and innovation, Bob got it to fly remarkably well. It just hung in the sky all morning. The same goes for his Sutton and red-white-blue Double Delta Box kite. Both very reliable flyers. The Angel kite can be finicky at times. But this morning was not one of those times.
I put up our relatively new Vertical Visuals Malay Diamonds. We have one of each color variation. They fly well with or without tails. I prefer the look of the tails trailing along behind.
The newest kites in the sky were the pair of Flakes made by Jeri at the Kites Unlimited shop in Atlantic Beach, NC. These were custom-made, one in white and one in black. They made quite a pair hanging together. Rumor has it that there will never be another black Flake made.
And so ended the month of February. Happy to say, this was the start of better weather and better flying. More to come as I continue to play Catch-Up.
Fair Winds All.