As I will be out of the UK at the time of the above festival, Janet has kindly agreed to be the link on my behalf. As previously stated this is a one day event to which KKF have been invited to attend over several years flying oriental style or themed kites. The Hanami Festival is open to the public from 10am through to 4pm.
Flyers who wish to park their cars on the flying field will have to be in place before 10am preferably by 9.30am. Otherwise it is in the main car park.
The field being used is the usual one as previously, entrance by the minature railway station, through the field to the rear field which has the signal box by the railtrack.
Thanks to members who have previously stated they will be attending, if there is anyone else who is able to support the event please leave a message on this thread.
Hope the weather and wind is reasonable.
Awaiting CAA height permit, ahve requested as usual up to 1000ft, and I will liaise with Jane.
Great days flying in support of the Hanami Festival. Arrived to find Janet & Barry parked up on the field, Steve & Sue arriving shortly after. Repositioned due to wind direction and while Steve attempted to get a lifter going I flew my Skybums Ohashi in what little breeze there was. However the wind picked up and for the bulk of the day blew consistently from NW ish (with some force at times). We were joined by Tim and his good lady (sorry I'm terrible at remembering names) then Steve P rolled up around 1 ish. We gave a good account of ourselves and managed to keep a good number of Oriental themed kites in the air for the bulk of the day attracting a fair amount of interest. Many thanks to all who came along and brightened up the sky on a cool spring day. Thanks also to the Red Kites for their fly past mid afternoon.
Enjoyable day at Brogdale,chilly at times but warm when the sun came out.Our first time at this event ,a shame the main event was a far distance away,although we did just hear the drums twice.The public who ventured into our field appreciated our efforts.
On behalf of Malcolm, who did all the liaising with Brogdale, a big thankyou to everyone who braved an early start in low temperatures and to those who came later. The Oriental theme brought out a variety of brightly coloured kites, many made to Eastern designs. The Club's Opera Mask kites, flown by Steve with help from Sue, had a good outing, staying airborne virtually all day. Other members varied their displays continuously.
Sara from Brogdale has emailed her thanks. Apparently they had 300 more visitors this year.
Now I am back, I would thank all of the members who put on a wonderful display at Brogdale, I have had feedback from Sara At BRogdale, in addition to the comments related by Janet. Sara, has had members of the public who attended, saying the kites were a wonderful addition to the Hanami Festival.