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2004 AKA Convention – Day 6

Welcome to the last day of our 27th annual convention… The morning brought more seminars including an Indoor Fighter workshop by Steve Bateman, Bag Raffle tickets were still available for the 1pm drawing, and attendees strolled through the Fly Mart one more time. As fliers headed out to the beach, they were greeted with a […]

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2004 AKA Convention – Day 5

After finding some much needed coffee, I wandered over to the convention center yet again to sit in on Lam Hoac’s indoor workshop… Well attended, the seminar covered many of the basics and provided a keen sense of encouragement to those who attended. While this and other workshops were going on, fliers were still browsing […]

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2004 AKA Convention – Day 4

Finally, a day off… After being tied to the sport kite competition fields for my own events and those I have been judging, Thursday provided respite and was purely devoted to workshops, meetings, comprehensive kite making competition and evening functions. You will find yesterday’s TBA’s and scores below, for ETB, NIB, EIP, EMB and MPB… […]

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2004 AKA Convention – Day 3

Good day, good flight… Workshops continued this morning, while many of yesterday’s competitors were scanning the newly posted scores for NIP, EIB, MIP, MMP, MMB, OTT, ETP, and indoor events (see score sheet thumbnails below). Coming back for more sport kite events today, fliers vied for top three in several categories… As one of the […]

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2004 AKA Convention – Day 2

Hello and welcome to another day of the AKA Convention!  Today we had the first full scheduled day of the event which prompted me to get up nice and and early to get a head start at 8am… After cleaning up and making a stop by the local coffee shop I walked the 4 blocks […]

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2004 AKA Convention – Day 1

Drum roll please… Oh yes ladies and gentlemen, the American Kitefliers Association annual Convention is under way!  I checked into my room at the TrendWest yesterday afternoon and spent the day getting settled in ahead of the majority of the crowd… Now Monday, things are quickly getting into the swing of things! Waking up at […]

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