Captainbob

Atlanta GA area, Kite Field.

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Captainbob    283

The AKA favorite field listed the Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur Campus on their listing of Georgia Kite flying sites. It is located at 3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur, GA , and is right off I-285. I decided to check this field out this weekend, to see if it was still a viable option.

Nice big open manicured lawn in front of the main administration building. You can't miss it. Good wind if there is any around. Very appropriate for the weekend and you can drive right up to the field. But watch out during weekdays as the campus police might give you a parking ticket if you park in reserved spaces, even after hours. That being said, there is plenty of available parking. I met a kite flyer that has been flying at this field for years, and he told me that for the most part, the field is empty. He flies there both during the week on and on the weekends with no problems. He thinks it is the best field anywhere around Atlanta. He flies single line kites with up to 1,000 foot lines, so there is plenty of room. The field is very long, wide, and no trees to speak of, and the entire area is pretty flat which is unusual for Atlanta.

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Tmadz    474

JB, We need to get more people to add fields for you In advance of your trip. Your proposed route will serve as a nice guide to start.

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bbailey49    967

Sure would!

Heck, I'll probably end up adding a few of my own too. :)

Now Kitemap will be full of parking lots and little, swirly wind postage stamp fields that only JB can fly in. ;)

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SparkieRob    1,502

Sure would!

 

Heck, I'll probably end up adding a few of my own too. :)

Now Kitemap will be full of parking lots and little, swirly wind postage stamp fields that only JB can fly in.  ;)

Fly too you can.

Often fly you must.

Opportunities everywhere will you see.

Feel the force will you.

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John Barresi    4,001

Now Kitemap will be full of parking lots and little, swirly wind postage stamp fields that only JB can fly in. ;)

Bahahahahaha... I totally laughed out loud!

Would I really do that to you? :)

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Wayne Dowler    1,459

Now Kitemap will be full of parking lots and little, swirly wind postage stamp fields that only JB can fly in. ;)

Bahahahahaha... I totally laughed out loud!

Would I really do that to you? :)

In a word? YES!! :ani_wallbash:

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Captainbob    283

I flew at this field in Atlanta for the first time yesterday,, for 4 hours. It was spectacular. Only one other kite flier there, and the wind was great.... Had a blast.

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Tmadz    474

Awesome. Not often you run into other kite fliers. Introduce yourself next time. Once you find a good field it's usually worth the trip.

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Captainbob    283

Awesome. Not often you run into other kite fliers. Introduce yourself next time. Once you find a good field it's usually worth the trip.

I introduced myself to him the first day I was at the field.

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