Ch̢telaillon Plage Р30th Festival International du Cerf-Volant et du Vent

It’s a holiday weekend, so a chance to get away.
We’re delighted to have been invited to Châtelaillon Plage again for one of our favourite festivals.

This is the 30th Festival International du Cefr-Volant et du Vent.
We look forward to seeing our French friends on the beach.chatelaillon plage festival poster

Apparently The Flying Squad Air is too long a name for our private jet. Luckily Ryan is with us this weekend. So we took this…

Arrived at Chatelaillon and headed straight for the beach. Well, why not!

Gary had some bad news… they had run dry of Leffe.

How will we cheer him up?

A bit of pre competition practice at the amazing festival Р30̬me Festival International du Cerf-Volant et du Vent de Ch̢telaillon-Plage

The TEAMS are working and the festival is TAKING SHAPE! on the beach: tivolis, pools, roundabouts, connections…

🙏 THANK YOU 🙏 to all those who MAKE the festival happen: the “girls” of the event, the technical services, the green brigade, the volunteers… And whatever the WEATHER 🌦️🌀☀️ are on the ground so everything is READY FOR YOU 💖

Follow LIVE the progress of the event

🌟 We are waiting for you on March 30, 31 and April 1 🌟 2024.

Day 2

We’re The Flying Squad, of course we have a Wind meter.

We’re The Flying Squad, of course we can fly in whatever wind this is!

Well maybe not.
Red’s good though… Isn’t it.

This can only mean one thing. It’s our time to shine.

Susan, Gary, Stephen, Ryan and good friend Ramlau.

Extra Vented Detox.

The Detox’s are slightly bigger than our Revolution 1.5’s. For the current wind conditions we decided on standard Vented 1.5’s. With the Strong frame supplied by Revolution Kites.

That’s it for Day 2.

Day 3

That feeling when the wind is so perfect everything you try is pure magic! That’s been our morning. 🥰

DETOX 4LineKite

Plage de Chatelaillon

30ème Festival International du Cerf-Volant et du Vent de Châtelaillon-Plage

Thanks to the web cam

You can watch along.

R-Sky have been busy putting up some banners.

The teams are on the horizon on the left edge. That is further up the beach (from the banners), but clear and a good wind direction.

Even further up the beach you might spot the Wind Surfers. Alternatively take a look at the Port web cam. This is much closer to the Wind Surfer, you get a great show.

Dunstable Downs International Kite Festival 2012

The 14th & 15th July saw the first ever two day kite festival at the National Trust’s Dunstable Downs site.  Saturday was wet with very light winds but Sunday was bright andsunny with lots of wind.  We flew lots of routines and made a lot of noise with 6 North Shore Radicals!

This year The Flying Squad were delighted to be able to host Belgian kite designer Jos Valcke and his wonderful kites at the festival.  Jos’s kites added a real splash of colour and an international flavour to our favourite flying site.  Joined on Sunday by Sebastian Jüttemeier the sky was filled to bursting.

See our pictures here.

Berck Sur Mer 2012

Berck sur Mer Kite Festival Banner

It’s finally here!  The first festival of the kite season is upon us and boy what a way to start.

The Flying Squad - Revolution stacks.

Berck is probably the largest kite festival in the world, whether you go by number of spectators, kite fliers or countries represented and is something of a kiting Mecca.  The Squad have been flying at this festival since our beginings back in 1999 and something that we really look forward to.

This year the event is also hosting the dual line sport kite World Championships. With 15 of the top teams from around the world it should be a great show.  Fingers crossed for another British win by the legendary Scratch Bunnies.

The Scratch Bunnies - World Champions 2010

Look out for photos of the event when we get back, but with ten days of solid kite flying, it might be a few days until we have recovered enough to upload the images!

(posted 05/04/2012)