2003 DAKO News
June 26 2004
Old Fashioned 4th of
July celebration in DeSoto TX (Dallas/Fort Worth area)
Saturday July 3rd at Grimes park in DeSoto (Wintergreen Rd. and Polk Rd. in DeSoto)
Call for Kiters!!! If you're not doing anything on the 4th weekend COME ON DOWN... or UP!!!
We've got a FULL 5 field soccer complex to fly in!!!
Floorspace/Couchspace in the Kite Casa (Sandra & Warren's) is available.
Contact Warren or Sandra Harris of Eden Kites at
972-839-7115 or 972-489-3706
June 03 2004
Plano is having a festival June 5,2004 from 9:00-2:00 at Russel Creek Park. This is a Bike Rally and would like to have Kite Flying out there to help entertain. If you are interested come out and fly kites.
Russel Creek Park is located at the corner of Independence Parkway and McDermott Rd. This is the first year for this event. They are also hosting a soccer and baseball tournament the same day along with the Bike Rally. Rainbow 4 Sail will be there. If you need more information you can contact Janet Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 22 2004
Sat April 24th : Elm Fork Nature Fest from 11am - 3 pm.
TV Turnoff Weekend from 3pm - 7pm
April 19 2004
Thanks Everyone came to the Desoto Kite Fest, wind was on the strong side, but we has a blast (wind) for sure.
April 10 2004
Thanks Everyone came to the Great North Texas kite festival, weather turned out nice, little windy on Saturday, but on Sunday wind was light, great to see Curtis from La, Garner from Canyon TX came to the festival. Coming up weekend April 17 and 18 Lone Star Kite festival, see everyone there.
April 01 2004
Weather looking little brighter than last weekend forecast, Great North Texas Kite Festival at Cedar Hill, TX, April 3 and 4, Cedar Hill map. Don't forget to reset your Clock and check your smoke detective batteries this weekend.
Mar 07 2004
76th Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival, Austin TX
Mar 06 2004
Fun fly at Breckenridge Park in Richardson, from 01 pm to 04 pm (look like a great day).
Thanks Everyone came out today to fly with us, It was a great day of flying.
Jan 30 2004
Winter short fun fly. Sat 31 2004, Location: Breckenridge Park in Richardson, Time: 2 pm.
Jan 17 2004
Schedule for 2004 events are up.
Jan 01 2004
Happy New Year
Dec 30 2003
The new year is a time for renewal…a time for hope…a time to wish good things to the people who mean the most to us.
Nov 08 2003
Due to bad weather the Flying High for Brain Health have been cancel
Nov 04 2003
Sat Nov 08 2003, Flying High for Brain Health sponsor by Eden
Kites, from 10 am to 01 pm at Breckenridge Park in
Oct 25 2003
2003 Dead Bird Buggy Bash just around the corner, There are few new info about the event, more hotel choices, Please check out http://members.tripod.com/~TKOGunn1/dbbb-info.htm (Thanks Troy Gunn) . Mark your calendar. See You there.
Oct 24 2003
Cedar Hill Kite Fest on Sunday Oct 26 2003 (Forecast for a high
60 and wind little strong 10-20 miles/hr) for more info please contact
email@example.com. For direction:
Go south on Hwy 67 past Cedar Hill, exit Mt. Lebanon stay on service rd, turn
right on LakeRidge Pkwy.
Follow Lake Ridge, to Park Ridge Drive, turn left on Park Ridge, and go to park entrance on left. Event is by soccer fields.
Time: 1:00-4:00PM. Sunday Oct. 26,2003 Map
Oct 12 2003
OSOW Turned out great, wind just a little light side, but we able to kept single kites up most of the time, Meet up some friends, Matt, Gardner, Ian , ..... It was a great day.
Oct 09 2003
Sunday Oct 12 2003, One Sky One World festival will be held at Elgin B. Robertson Park on Lake Ray Hubbard, Highway I30 and Dalrock, from noon to 4pm, To promote protection of the planet, peace, friendship and understanding between all people.
Oct 03 2003
Fun flight at Breckenridge Park in Richardson from 10am-1pm, Hope everyone can be there. Smooth wind.
Oct 02 2003
Mark your calendar, Sunday Oct 12 2003 One Sky One World will be at Breckenridge Park in Richardson from 10 am - 2 pm, Hope everyone can be there. Just a little note to thanks Rainbows4sail, Robert Bond, Rick Bentley, Tom Wernsman donated funds for start a new DAKO domain and new web host. All donation can be mail to Trung Tran 1402 Post Oak Drive Rowlett, TX 75089
Sep 27 2003
Kite Over Euless kite fest turned out great, Lot people showed up, meet few new friends, possible to be come a new DAKO members, Thank you for everyone came out to fly and Thank you City of Euless, Rainbows4sail to invited DAKO to be there.
Sep 26 2003
Sat 09/27/2003 City Euless first kite fest Kite Over Euless, please help to support the festival.
Sep 21 2003
McKenny Girl Scout Kiting Event turned out great, wish we could have a little more wind.
Thanks RainBows4Sail for start the DAKO website domain and website host and a suggestion from Robert: DallasAreKiters.Org, Please keep all the donation and suggestions coming.
Sep 19 2003
As DAKO is growing bigger everyday, I'm thinking of getting a domain name for DAKO, but www.dako.com, .net, .org already taken. So I need some help to come up with a name for the domain.
www.dallaskites.com, .net, .org still open
www.dallaskiteclub.com, .net, .org still open
Any ideas, suggestions for the name, art work, stories, pictures, lay out of the DAKO site are welcome.
Another issue come up, I have been paying on my own for the DAKO site ($5 a month, to stop the popup ad with Tripod), but the new domain and new hosting service going to cost a lot more to start up (roughly around $150 for a first year), I should able to handle the rest of the cost after first year, Any donation will be accepted, Sponsor wanted (no minimum required).
With the new hosting service, every members can get they own email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), 650 MB storage, 45 GB transfer, much faster than the one we got now.
Hope everyone can help on this matter.
A reminder: this weekend, McKinney Girl Scout Annual Kiting Event on Sunday Sep 21, 2003, next weekend Kite Over Euless on Sat Sep 27, 2003.
Sep 13 2003
McKinney Girl Scout Annual Kiting event on
Last Sunday of Oct. 26,2003, 1:00-4:00Pm will be at Valley Ridge Park
in Cedar Hill again. Fun Fly.
Sep 12 2003
Wanna do some flying this weekend? Sat Sep 13 at Breckenridge park in Richardson from 10 am to 01 pm
Sep 11 2003
KITES OVER EULESS, Saturday Sept. 27,2003 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Parks at Texas Star, 1501 s. Pipeline Road, in Euless. Directions can be found on Mapsco or call City of Euless Rec Center (817) 685-1666. At the Sports Complex, there are restrooms, shade, water, I think a soft drink vendor on site; It is a fun fly, and the City personnel will rope off 3 areas for kiting: (1) for stunt-kites; (2) for large kites, and (3) for public flying. The city will set-up several tents close to the parking area for kite-making, where we hope to set the Kitemobile. There is no rain date; we will show up except for thunderstorms. If no wind, we will do a ground display & still initiate paper kite making. We always need help for all this. The City of Euless has sent out 13,000 notices of this event in the monthly water bill statements to the residents, so it is publicized! Spread the word. For more info email@example.com McKinney Girl Scout Annual Kiting event on Sunday Sept. 21,2003. Location last year, was Edwin Park in McKinney. Big park ,lots of trees, but where we flew, was on top of a hill and the 30 or so families flew all their kites and I just heard are waiting for us to return this year again! Time: 4:00-7:00PM . One Sky One World (OSOW) http://www.oneskyoneworld.com/ Sunday Oct 12 2003 At Breckenridge in Richardson from 10 am - 01 pm Cedar Hill Kite Fest Last Sunday of Oct. 26,2003, 1:00-4:00Pm will be at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill again. Fun Fly. Lastly, There will be no kite demos at Plano Balloon Fest this year, After 5 - 6 years of kite demo, in which the last two had very little wind to fly, the organizers decided not to included kite demos on their program. Hope to meet few of new DAKO members soon. Please feel free to drop me a note for any comment or question
Aug 09 2003
Beat the Heat fun flight, start early 08 00 to 11 00 (when you can't stand the heat) at Breckenridge Park in Richardson.
June 28 2003
Forecast wind for Sunday morning, Let meet up at Breckenridge
Park from 8am - noon. (Check out this page for the latest info) No wind
June 27 2003
Sat forecast looking good, but wind are light, so if wind are
ok, few DAKO members will be at Breckenridge Park in Richardson, from 9 to noon,
Hate to make a fun flight, then no wind, long drive for few people. Have a great
weekend No wind
June 13 2003
Few DAKO members will be at Breckenridge Park in Richardson (look like going to be great forecast no rain) from 10am to 12pm
May 31 2003
Fun flight at Breckenridge Park in Richardson (look like going to be great forecast) from 10am to 01pm
May 24 2003
Fun flight at Breckenridge Park in Richardson from 10pm to 01pm
May 19 2003
The Rockport festival was way cool
EOL was down from Austin, they are just so good it hurts.
Troy Gunn had the crowd stand up when he did a team ballet fly to "Proud to be an American" By himself
He was flying the second kite from a belt around his hips.
The wind was blowing 25-30 on Friday when we got to Rockport but Saturday morning..........zip
It picked up some during the day but still had problems getting all the events in that were scheduled.
Sunday started up with little wind but as the day went on it picked up to 10-15. Finished all the stunt finals and did the single line static kite judging.......looked great with all that material in the air at once.
Don't know if they ever got to the fighter kites.... had to leave to drive back.... at work today. Was going to compete, but there is always next year.
I had a great time flying my fighters and answering questions and the Big Roc stayed up most of the time.
Next year I'm going to take the following week for vacation so
I can stay for it all. -- Bob Russell --
May 01 2003
First Thanks to everyone help out and attended events on the month of April, a busy month. May event just a few, this sat 03 2003, City of Allen Grand Opening Bethany Road at hwy75, start at 7am to 10am, hope every can make it there.
April 23 2003
Don't forget this weekend TV TURNOFF WEEK - FAMILY PARK DAY -Audience -
Families with elementary age children. Date - SATURDAY - April 26thTime - 3pm to
7pmLocation - Flag Pole Hill - At the corner of Buckner and Northwest Highway,
on the North side of White Rock Lake. (signs will be posted - driveup to the top
of the hill to the large stone pavilion). WEATHER LINE - 214-824-3789
April 19 2003
DeSoto Kite Fest was great, little windy side (15-20 mi/hr wind), EOL Team Fly, Troy Gunn, Gayle Woodul..... so many, I can't keep up with, and met few more new kiters, Adam, Tony, Jeff, Dave... few more I missed. Still one more day tomorrow, wind will calm down and forecast looking good, hope to see more kiters out there, don't forget, next Sat, Flag poll hill April 26, TV TurnOff Week, Family Park Day, Check out www.tvturnoffdallas.org
April 12 2003
Boy Scout Troop fun flight in Arlington turned out great, wind was not a best condition, but sky fill with kites, Boy Scout Troop made few box kites, fly great, even stack them too, wish the paper plate dragon kite they made would be so cool if it can fly too, great effort though. Tomorrow Sunday April 13, Cedar Hill kite fest Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill, Texas. 2850 Park Ridge Drive is the address of the Park. The fun fly will be from 1 PM - 4 PM, and kites will fly at the back of the park by the amphitheater. Hope everyone can be there. Cedar Hill Map
April 09 2003
Boy Scout troop fun flight in Arlington are coming up next sat
S J Stovall Park off of Sublett and I-20 in
Arlington for Saturday, April 12th. Desoto Kite fest on April 19 and 20, Team
for Austin and Ok will be there. Hope to see everyone there.(Parkerville
and I35E.. Go west on Parkerville till you reach a stop sign (the only stop on
Take a left, That's UHL rd. go up the hill and the park is on the left...you can't miss it..)www.edenkites.com
April 08 2003
April are cool month, and a busy month for DAKO, almost every event for every
weekend, just add April 26 TV TURNOFF WEEK - FAMILY PARK DAY -Audience -
Families with elementary age children.
Date - SATURDAY - April 26th
Time - 3pm to 7pm
Location - Flag Pole Hill - At the corner of Buckner and Northwest Highway,
on the North side of White Rock Lake. (signs will be posted - drive up to the top of the hill to the large stone pavilion).
WEATHER LINE - 214-824-3789 www.tvturnoffdallas.org
Mar 22 2003
Girl Scouts Fun Flight, from noon to 3 pm at Richard Green Linear Park, Arlington TX, Hope to see Everyone there.
Mar 15-16 2003
Heard Museum Kite Fest, Nice day, Location to fly kite are not as good we like to be, but there are a lot people have not see sport kite before, so demo kite on and off through the days. Kite building class was very successful. Wish we could have a better location, but over all, nice day, meet a lot of nice people and few of them may come join DAKO for more fun. Thanks Beth, Gloria, Stan for invited us there, Thanks Paul, Eddie and Doug came by. See everyone next year.
Mar 10 2003
Fun flying was evident
this week end with several new folks present. I met Eric Friday at
Breckenridge flying a Stunter. Eric showed up Saturday as did Roy, and his
son flying a 4 stack of Adrenalines while Roy's wife flew a single Adrenaline. Before the day
was over Eric was doing a fine job flying my Rev. 1.5 and Elixir. That morning
he didn't know what an axel was but by days end he was executing them. Robert, Trung, and I got out some fighters for a little competition. Paul, Robert, and
Mickey were also flying various kites. Something must have been in the air
because the sky was full with kites of all types. Numerous families were out
with there children flying kites. Sunday Trung and I met Mark flying a Stylus
2.8. Trung had him flying the Minigem moments later. If you weren't there you
missed a good time had by all. We'll give you a chance to join the fun again
real soon. In the meantime, smooth winds to you.
Mar 08 2003
DAKO fun flight, from 1100 to 1300, Bring your family, friends to Breckenridge Park, in Richardson. (Renner and Brand)
Feb 28 2003
Zilker kite festival this weekend, just less than 3 hrs drive, Hope everyone can be there.
Feb 01 2003
Fun flight at Breckenridge park in Richardson this Sat 02/01/2003, hope everyone can make it there.
Jan 08 2003
Just Update the Events Schedule, More to add soon more detail. 2003 Calendar with out Java scrip, easier to see.. Please check it out. Any Problem Please drop a note Trung Tran. T-shirt project is still in the making, just a little behind schedule.
Jan 01 2003
Happy New Year to all