Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chico Kite Day was a winner!

The winds were already above 10 MPH when I got up on Sunday morning. It looked like it could start raining any minute, so I dressed for wet weather. My flying buddy, Jim Stainback, picked me up before 11 AM, and when we arrived at Community Park, we found kites already in the air (Kite Day officially starts at noon). By 11:30 Jim & I had kites up, and friends, Mike Hagen and Rhonda Davidson, had arrived and were unpacking their wagon-full of kites. By about 12:15 we had at least eight kites in the air (surrounded by hundreds more) plus two stuntkites, a TOTL Hawaiian Team Kite and a Widowmaker.

By 1 PM friends and family arrived to make our little group a 'crowd.'

Like every Chico Kite Day (except for last year's rain-out), kids and families were in abundance and having a great time.

We didn't quite make it to 4 PM; a light rain let loose around 3:30, prompting us to wind it all in. As Kite Days go here in Chico, CA, this one was pretty darn good. The favorable winds were steady, the weather held, hundreds of kites were flown... and there were smiles and laughter all over the park.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

CHICO KITE DAY... Sunday March 26th at Community Park.

It's almost time for Chico Kite Day. it's a great day for families, kids and kids at heart.

Monday, October 3, 2016


A kite and the air it flies in represents the connection between everyone on the planet. This Sunday, October 9th, marks the 31st anniversary of this world-wide event.

This was my display for the 2013 event. My new HQ parafoil was only a couple of months old. Thanks to friend, Jim Stainback, for helping with the photos.

Join us, if you can, for this special day of kiteflying.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Sunday Kitefly

I spent the better part of Easter Sunday flying kites and picnicking... with friends, Mike Hagen and Rhonda Davidson... on the meadow up on Table Mountain. The day was mostly overcast, so the colors of the wildflowers didn't pop like they usually do. The winds were light and somewhat variable, so a lot of time was spent relaunching. All in all though, it was still a great day up on Table Mountain.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday March 20th is Chico Kite Day

This Sunday from noon until 4 pm, hundreds of kites will fill the air above Chico's Community Park on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. If you live in the Northern California area, come join us for a relaxing day of kite flying.

Here's some photos from past Chico Kite Days...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

April is National Kite Month

Why April?

April was chosen as National Kite Month because it was the month that perfectly symbolized hope, potential, and joy.  As the first month in Spring, it is when most kite fliers are starting to bring their kites out of the closet and prepare for a summer on the beach.  It is the month that while we spring clean and dust off the cobwebs, we can look fondly back on the memories of the year before while looking towards a bright future.  April is also the month that we see the last of the snow giving way to green lawns, a month that we are eager to get outside and be active.  So why not do it with a kite this year?

Click on National Kite Month to learn more about what's planned.