Sum Sum's invade the Chicotimi - Saint-Honore Aerodrome!!!
Our Saint-Honore host, Brigitte Bussières!
Wait a sec,... Is he waving at us? Maybe they are friends not foes?
Thom with Team Think Big & Team Chaoskiter. Both teams are from Germany
They added a Canadian to the Sum Sum team
Could it be Jean Lamoureux? Only Gary Maynard of Windjammers knows the answer ;-)
They must be coming from that spaceship parked above!
Spider Man Bear
The mother ship hovers!
Some great looking stars and a new smaller size Saint-Honore bear. Love the Social Distortion applique on the foil!
Germany and Canada are one!
Sum Sum's play with the crowd!
Bob the Builder!
A cute inflatable bee!
Asking tower for clearance to land.
This shark has quite the grin!
Thom with Christian Laskowski, Alex Rüger and Stefan and Walter Bloem
Claudio Cappelli of Italy. A truly talented kite artist
The detail in his paintings is amazing!
A lot of people enjoyed this one!
Los Hermanos of Spain, Pedro and Esteban González with Jacques Letourneau
One of their mask inflatables
Los Hermanos basket
This devil inflatable has been made world famous by Gomberg
How do they get those big toys away? Team Chaos Kiters and Team Think Big work together to bring them down..
Gary Mark jumps in to lend a hand!
Walter having fun!
The big kites turned this concrete anchor into a tumbling block.
With a few helping hands from team iQuad...
Things were rolled back into place
One more time!!!
Social Distortion foil. Walter's favourite music group
Walter with his kite.
It's Thom again but this time with Meg Albers of Buffalo, New York
Meg and her PL Fugu
You can clearly make out this big boy from anywhere on the field!
Meg hides behind one of her Letourneau kites.
Meg also got a cool purple dog from Jenny at PL kites
Carl Bigras and Rene Campeau
Carl Bigras Beatle themed kite. It was made for last years Dieppe kite making competition. Nice work Carl!
It was hot and Gary Mark came prepared!!!
Sometimes you just snap a photo at the right time! :-)
Gary aquired this foil from a recent Barry Ogletree auction.
Gary's Wind Dreams and Clown fish.
His Bobby Anderson/Greens basket too!
Kevin Reynolds from New York!
His AKA award winning foil!
Looks great Kevin!
Look into the distance and you will see Kevin's new metalic gold banners
Don Tuff and Kim Linehan of Boston Mass.
Don has been aquiring some new items from Martin Blais.
WOW, quite the visual impact!
This cool basket is cool from so many angles!
Of course you need a clown filled Martin Blais foil to guide your new basket!
A pink and purple Octopi display help round things out nicely!
Kim lines things up!
Don's Martin Blais butterfly canopy
Robert Trepanier kite
Jessica Lamarche fly's one of Robert Trépanier's quad kites
They make these quad lines move around like puppets. Fun to watch!
Joh Barressi takes a turn at the quad kites
They must be in love!
Close up inside the big tent.
Another of Robert's amazing kites
Michèle's organza banners
A recent build. Looks great Michèle!
Christine McGee and Daniel Rémillard's kites
Christine's painted kite.
Christine and Danielle's foil.
Normand Girard and his newest design.
I like it Norm!
André Bernard's kite
René Campeau raises his serpent kite!
Good job Rene!
Jacques Létourneau with Meg Albers
Jacques was quietly flying one of his kites,...
So we decided to put up a Letourneau diplay of kites. Jacques, Thom, Meg and myself put up some kites
Then Thom and I put up some Letourneau clown eddys
Jacques and Francine Létourneau
Francine now owns "Gertrude" You guys missed the part where we first tied Gertrude on backwards :-)
Thom and I also put up a Boreal Kites display of 5 kites! Cheers to Eric and Anne!!!
Thom's and my Dragonflower kites
My Celtic Gardens on the left. The red Celtic Variations on the right is the grand prize for Canada Day at U of Waterloo on July 1, 2012. You could win it by just attending
A field shot with my PL flying fish with the rest of the gang in behind!
Friday was a perfect flying day! Kevin's foil, my heart and Thom's Sutton and Gecko
Thoms' Sutton and red PL Gecko
Turn that radio on!!! My antique tube radio Genki
My Delta takes Thom out of the sky!
My Pilot 90 was the perfect lifter on Saturday.
We had some lulls in the wind It was the last foil to fall out of the sky everytime!
Meg making sure the Fugu stays in line!
Caught a little piece of Dave Robison's 200 plus arch! It's in the background and looks great Dave!
This shot is up here just to show you that my Wind Climber workshop 50 sq ft Pilot can lift three of my 30 ft fish!!
My fishies turn their tummies to the sky!
I see more of Dave's arch in the background!
Thom started getting artisic with his shots! ;-)
Just for you Dave Tuttle! A tutrl Rok made by our friend Dave!
On Friday everything we put up stayed up. The best day for winds!
My 15 foot tall baskets loved fridays perfect winds!
Thoms' Sutton in behind my Celtic Dogs kite
I ended up rebridling this kite to a standard Rok set up. It now flys perfectly. Thanks for the bridle talk Thom!
My Sas and Em Genki tube radio
You gotta have heart right Walter? :-)
The traction kite fliers seemed to be having a great time all weekend long!
What,.. Kitelife is here?
They sure are!
John Barressi and Steve De Rooy of team iQuad
They had fun performing demos in the childrens area of the event!
John and Steve
Precision flying was fun to watch!
Quad flyers took an extra rods and made banners out of the spare revs
Véronique Régimbald, Jean-Pierre St-Denis, Pierre-Luc and Dominic Guimond play Rev Games!
They kept the crowds entertained all weekend!
No, they were not bouncing off the planes canopies ;-)
I also see Sylvain Gagnon way in the background!
Norm joins in on the rev fun!
There was a meeting each morning. Mark from the tower would give us weather and wind forecasts.
Brigitte, Patrice Perron and others would fill us in on the days game plan. Henri Bouchard was out on the field all day making sure all was well with everyone!
It was a great chance to have a morning chat with the other flyers too!
No festival would be complete with out an F18 landing and taking off in the middleof the kite field ;-)
The final dinner at the Martingale Barn! The gang watches as Kevin has some fun with bubble soap!
Alfred Boudreault got in on the bubble fun too!
Looking good Alfred!
A nice relaxing eveing for all!
Dinner is almost here!
Gary sets up four cameras on one rig!!!
Stefan has some fun with Thom!
Stefan and Christian!
Sylvain, Patrisse, Christine and Daniele
Norm Girard, André Bernard and Carl Bigras
Nicole Daigle and Michèle Bérubé
Jean Lamoureux with Alfred & Linda Boudreau and the Losiers to their right
Linda Boudreau with Mr and Mrs Philippe Losier
Dave Robinson, René Campeau & Jacques Létourneau
Carlos SImoes, Claudine Campeau and Francine Létourneau
Walter and Stefan Bloem with Christian Laskowski & Alex Rüger
Meg Albers, Kim Lineham and Nancy
Team Think Big and Choaskiters has a surprise for Brigitte Bussières and Lucien Villeneuve
It's a bear!
But not just any bear. A Saint-Honore junior bear!!!
The Hermanos and Claudio enjoy the presentation as well!
Brigitte Bussières and Lucien Villeneuve thank everyone for their efforts!
Lucien and Brigitte speak to Claudio Capelli and Robert Trépanier
My shots and video of the festival do not do it justice. It was really awesome. Gary walked his scuba diver from one end of the field to the other
Sum Sums and Bears fill the sky!
VIDEO of the Sum Sums and Thoms Ghost Delta
VIDEO of Christine's banner installation and the rev flyers! Awesome stuff!
Thank you to Brigitte(in photo) and Lucien for another fantastic event!