Jay Farlow

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About Jay Farlow

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Premier Widow, Rev. 1.5
  • Flying Since
    ~1990
  • Location
    Indiana
  • Interests
    Recreational sport kite flying, kite festival announcing, ham radio, ballroom dancing, videography, alpine & Nordic skiing, sailing, flying (private pilot).
  • Gender
    Male

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    United States
  1. I planned to attend the casual clinic in Cleveland last Sunday but blew it off when I saw the wind forecast (calm). From TK's photos here, it appears some people got some stuff in the air for at least part of the day, but it wasn't worth the risk of a four-hour drive (each way) for me. My back-up plan was to come to Schaumburg this weekend, but ... Monday, we bought a house across town from our current home.We have a lot to do over the next 45 days to prepare for the move and sale of our existing house.I'm still planning to spend the entire 9/27 - 9/28 weekend at the IKE retreat in Northwestern Indiana.So, I can't really afford to take a full day this weekend to drive four hours to Busse Woods, play all day and then drive four hours home. John and TK, I'm really sorry I'll miss the chance to see you both in person during your pass through the Midwest. I'd been looking forward to it. My brother lives north of Seattle, so perhaps I'll make it out your way sometime to visit him and we can do some flying together then. Have a fun and safe trip west!
  2. Wind forecast for tomorrow sucks. "Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind," per NWS. I don't want to drive four hours and not be able to fly, so I'm probably going to pass on this one.
  3. Not to worry. I tracked you down, didn't I?
  4. If the weather looks good, I'll be there, even though I'll have to leave home at 6 a.m. on a Sunday!
  5. Just found the Cleveland & Chicago casual clinic details. Google Maps says drive to each is same (just under four hours). My plan for now is to shoot for Cleveland, unless weather looks bad, in which case I'll blow off Cleveland and try to make Chicago. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. John: Where will details about the Cleveland clinic appear (when available)? At the moment, I see nothing at either of the following: https://www.facebook.com/johnbarresi/eventshttp://johnbarresi.com/events/
  7. Bummer. Was hoping a stop in SE or south-central Michigan would be in your plans, as that area is only an hour or two from me. Both Cleveland and Schaumburg are ca. 5-hour drives from here. Plus, the weekend after Schaumburg, I'm already planning to spend the entire weekend at the IKE retreat in NW Indiana. Keep us posted and I'll see what I can do.
  8. No worries, TK. As long as I hear something before you get to the Ohio/Michigan/Indiana area, that will be fine.
  9. Hey John, I'm not on Facebook but I'm really interested in a clinic when you pass through Michigan. Keep us posted. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I learned to fly on a Rev. loaned for the day by an IKE member. On two other occasions, when the wind was too strong for my standard Rev., IKE members loaned me vented kites. IKE people are great!
  11. Had some success tonight flying reverse across the wind window. I recently added knotted leaders to my stock handles and I had the kite tuned with as much break as I could ( and still launch). Not sure if that helped.
  12. Thanks for the nice pics, TK!
  13. Have a great trip!
  14. I resemble that remark! That's why I found the next two sentences particularly helpful: