Sharing the Exciting World of Kiting Since 1983

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About The Team

Along with Belle Isle visitors, The Windjammers have also thrilled thousands of other sky-watchers.  They have performed at many events around the world, including the Selfridge Air Force Base and Detroit Air Shows, Singapore,  France and Canadian kite festivals, The Michigan Hot Air Balloon Challenge, Miami, Cleveland and Milwaukee International Kite Festivals, just to name a few.  As a team on the National Sport Kite Circuit, they have won many awards. Choreographing their performances to music, and with a wide array of kites at their disposal, they can design a performance to fit your specific needs. Besides performing, they can do kite making workshops, large kite displays, and using multimedia, can show the history of kites with plenty of kites from around the world. This last item is excellent for small groups. Specializing in flying trains of kites. Each pilot flies 10 or more kites on long lines, often with streaming tails, presenting a sky filled with color as they dance across the field.

 

They also have kites made for almost all wind conditions. And, what if there is NO WIND? No wind! No problem! These new motorized kites are able to save the day by flying day or night. These radio controlled motorized kites allow them to perform in no-wind conditions, as well as in stadiums, convention centers and large rooms. These lightweight, battery powered electric motors have up to 10 minutes flight time on one battery. Consequently, with a good supply of batteries and a built-in lighting system, they are able to perform no matter what the weather conditions. The Windjammers are always eager to assist beginners and can regularly be seen helping others to get their kites aloft into the awaiting skies. And if the weather and wind conditions permit, they have been known to allow the public to try flying these stacks of kites with assistance. It’s an experience that will last a lifetime and is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Meet The Team

Aaron

Nate

Gary

James

1983

1983

1983

1989

Michael

George

Jean

Jon

You meet the nicest people at the end of the line.

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Our 2016 Event Calendar

Check back, new events are added often.

(Events are weather dependent and subject to change.)

February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October

February

February 12-14  SKY CIRCUS ON ICE. Billed as one of the Worlds largest kite festivals on a frozen lake.

Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI (website)

April

April 30,  Kite Komotion.  One of the best one day festivals with small town charm. Kite Making for the kids.

Shipshewanna IN (website)

May

May 14, Fair In The Air Fair (Information Coming Soon)

Oaks Farm, IN (website)

May 20, Educational presentation on kites.

Gull Lake Community School

11775 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083

May 21-22, The 28th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival. If you are looking for a kite festival to attend with wonderful view of Lake Michigan on the sandy shores of Grand Haven, MI State Park

Grand Haven, MI (website)

May 28-29, Family Day Kite Festival. On the opposite side of  Lake Michigan, at Veterans Park in Downtown Milwaukee. Billed as one the most powerful lineup of  kite performers.

 Milwaukee WI  (website)

June

June 4-5 Lyon Township Kite Festival

Lyon Township, MI  (website)

June 17-19, Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent 2016

Saint-Honoré, Quebec Canada  (website)

June 25-26, Michigan Hot Air Balloon Challenge. A big thank you again to the folks at Meijers for once again sponsoring our appearance.

 

Howell, MI  (website)

July

TBA July or September: Port Clinton 6th (2015 Rained Out) Annual Kite Festival

Port Clinton, OH (website)

July 30  Canal Days

This is a great event. We always enjoy flying with our neighbors in Canada. Canal Days is a wonderful festival in the heart of Port Colborne Canada. There is something for everyone. From a small carnival, live music, car/motorcycle show to kites to the main part of the festival the Large ship of the Great Lakes. There are also a few tall ships tossed in for fun. So grab your passport and head over for some good family fun and bring a kite to Port Colborne, Ontario Canada (website)

August

TBD: Air Fare, Addison Oaks, MI

Aug 10-14: Dieppe International Kite Festival. Dieppe Canada  (website)

This is a great festival to attend. Great location and great people. We highly recommend this festival.

Aug 20 & 21: Cleveland Kite Fest (Website)

TBA: Southfield family fun night, Southfield MI

 

 

September

TBD: International Dieppe Kite Festival  (Website)

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For additional information regarding the team's schedule, performance requirements, feel free to Call: 248-648-1813.

 

Sponsors and Friends

For almost three decades we have received support from our many sponsors and they all deserve a BIG Thank You. They all help us bring "The World of Kiting" to thousands across North America and Europe  each year. With out them and the support of our loving families, we would not be who we are today.

Kites and Fun Things, the best kite shop in Southeast Michigan. Stop by and check out the fine selection of kites and more.

 

1049 South Main Street

Plymouth, MI 48170

United States

734-454-3760

www.kitesandfunthings.com

Sky Burner Kites, long time sponsor of the Windjammers and makers of some of the best kites on the market. When the winds are light and "The Show Must Go On!" we bring out the PRO DANCER SUPER ULTRA-LITE

www.skyburner.com

Dyna Kite is the exclusive manufacturer of unique stacking Dyna Kites and  accessories. We are also a wholesale distributor of quality kites by Flying Wings, as well as  decorative handmade & hand-painted Balinese kites.

www.dynakite.com

Manufacturers of the Vector Powered Radio Controlled RC Kites.

www.premierrc.com

Invented by the Hadzicki brothers and introduced at the annual KTAI trade show in 1989, this unique quad line (four strings) kite called a Revolution (also known as a "Rev") indeed caused a revolution in what was primarily a single and dual line world at the time.

www.revkites.com

Proud Members of the American Kitefliers Association

The goal of the American Kitefliers Association is to educate the public in the art, history, technology and practice of building and flying kites, in all nations.

www.kite.org

Over 20 years ago, Paul Kyprie started Zeemo Productions to develop a variety of shows, which he has been performing ever since throughout Michigan and Ohio. He uses several stage names for the shows, including Zeemo The Magnificent, Yo-Master Zeemo, Dr. Zeemo and Zeemo The Yo-Yo Man.

www.zeemoshows.com

 

The Flying Aces continues to perform for audiences around the world. We have put on shows in all 50 states as well as other countries including Canada, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia. We have appeared on numerous local and national TV Spots as well as newspaper articles across the country.

www.flyingaces.com

 

Windjammers Kite Team 2016       Inquiries;  Call: 248.648.1813 or Email info@windjammerskiteteam.com