So in the past years, I would give it maybe a 50% chance we would have events either rained out in the fall or conditions not suitable to flying. This year has been different, from the Blizzard in Clear Lake this year (Still had great straight winds) to the winds in Italy, as well as All but one fly this spring being great weather, this fall flying has started off great. From the Lewis and Clark finale fly in August, (12 mph winds) to last weekend in Jackson, Minnesota, we have a had a great start to the fall flying season.
I am hoping the upcoming local flys Ditmar’s orchard this weekend, to Papillion and LaVista are also as good as what Jackson was, (10 – 15 mph, good steady winds all day) Speaking of Jackson, this has been a great little festival that continues to grow each year. It has been a pleasure to watch Chrystal Dunker continue to grow this each year of the 12 she has been keeping this going and expanding I feel I can remember when maybe 6 of us would show up at the Jackson airport to fly, to know I believe I counted over 15 big kite flyers participated last weekend. I appreciate those who are willing to grow festivals such as this, as it only helps the public better see what our hobby is all about.