Windworks presents The Fall Fly at T.I.: New this year to the Eastern League Sport Kite Association schedule is the Fall Fly at TI! The event will be held October 19-20th, 2013, on the beach behind the Thunderbird Beach Resort in Treasure Island, FL. This 2-day kite flying and competition will run from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.
The free event is especially geared toward novice competitors and is a great opportunity to get your feet wet with competitive kite flying. All novice flyers will be paired up with an experienced or masters-class flyer for one-on-one instruction. But Fall Fly isn’t JUST about competition — Carl “Gumby” Anderson is going to be on hand teaching how to fly Fighter Kites, there will be plenty of room for flying giant inflatable kites, and after the sun sets over the Gulf, the night sky will be filled with illuminated kites of all kinds.
The Fall Fly at TI isn’t exclusively focused on Sport Kites; all kite flyers are encouraged to attend. Bring big kites, small kites, kite aerial photography (KAP) rigs, bring your single line kites, bring your revs, bring your sport kites, bring banners and ground displays; there’s a place for everyone at The Fall Fly at TI!! Kids’ activities, food vendors and raffles will be available both days.
Friday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. we will be hosting an illuminated night kite fly and meet-and-greet at the Thunderbird Beach Resort Tiki Bar.
The proceeds from the festival will go to the Secrets of The Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium. Their mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of the value and fragility of the local and global marine environment through research, education and personal experiences.
The city is offering $5 all-day parking at the Treasure Island Community Center entrance at 104th and Gulf Blvd.