Jay Farlow

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About Jay Farlow

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  • Flying Since ~1990
  • Favorite Kite(s) Premier Widow, Rev. 1.5
  • Country United States

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Indiana
  • Interests Recreational sport kite flying, kite festival announcing, ham radio, ballroom dancing, videography, alpine & Nordic skiing, sailing, flying (private pilot).
  1. Casual Clinic - Schaumburg IL (Sep 20-21, 2014)

    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. Casual Clinic - Cleveland OH (Sep 14th, 2014)

    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. Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania

    Not to worry. I tracked you down, didn't I?
  4. Casual Clinic - Cleveland OH (Sep 14th, 2014)

    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. Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania

    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. Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania

    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. Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania

    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. Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania

    No worries, TK. As long as I hear something before you get to the Ohio/Michigan/Indiana area, that will be fine.
  9. Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania

    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. Kite rental shop

    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. Reverse Flight

    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. SF Bay Area, CA

    Thanks for the nice pics, TK!
  13. And it begins...

    Have a great trip!
  14. Reverse Flight