The Sheffield Kite Fliers run help and advice sessions on selected weekend days at our home site, Lodge Moor in West Sheffield.
These sessions are tailored depending on who attends and cover everything kite related such as safety, packing and unpacking, static kite flying, coping with gusty winds, getting airborne, and using buggies and landboards.
All ages and abilities are welcome. They are free to attend but proof of insurance and a helmet are required if you wish to fly your own kite or one of our Ozone club kites. Here is how you can get involved:
1: Keep an eye on our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Either way please let us know that you plan to attend so we can ensure that we have available kites and people to help. Our sessions are weather and volunteer dependent so can be organised or cancelled at short notice.
2: Become a member of our sports governing body the British Kitesports Association (BKSA). It’s less than £50 for a year’s insurance with discounts available for children, students, and families. BKSA membership can be bought online the night before you come to see us and please choose the Sheffield Kite Fliers when you get a choice of clubs.
3: Arrive at our Sheffield flying site with proof of your BKSA insurance, a helmet, and clothes that you don’t mind getting damaged or dirty. Friends and family are welcome to come, watch, and ask questions. If you plan on going in the onsite pub, “The Sportsman” (cash only), during or after the session then you are welcome to park in their car park. If not please park in the free council car park situated between the pub and the woods.
Or Thursday Nights: Within British summer time our Thursday night sessions run every week from 6:30pm onwards at The Sportsman. The same rules apply if you wish to fly a kite.
(The club receives a small contribution from the BKSA for each person who purchases their membership which helps with our running costs and, along with sponsorship from The Sportsman, means that we can offer these help and advice sessions for free.)