Kites of all shapes and colors will fill the skies over Berl Huffman Athletic Complex as Parks and Recreation hosts the 5th Annual FMX Fly & Fling on Saturday, April 12th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to participate in this family day dedicated to things that fly including Frisbees, hand-made kites, stunt kites, and giant kites!
Participants of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled afternoon as they fly kites, play Frisbee, make their own kites and watch one of the best kite teams in the state perform aerial acrobats set to music.
The location for this year's event has changed from previous years, and will be held on the soccer fields at the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex, 2506 Landmark Lane. It'll be easy to find, just look for the giant kites overhead!
Kites will be available for purchase by co-sponsors Caprock Kites and High Plains Delta. Concessions will be provided by the Lubbock Soccer Association.
For the fifth year in a row, Lubbock is fortunate to feature a professional kite team to perform at the Fly and Fling. Troy Gunn and his team, TKO Sport Kite Team, are from Wichita Falls and specialize in stunt kite performances. Troy holds the world duration record for flying two sport kites at the same time and has competed and won both nationally and internationally.
Also performing this year are Nathan Masten, Caprock Kites; Walt Mitchell, High Plains Delta Kite; and John West. Nathan Masten will be flying both large single line kites and dual line stunt kites. Walt Mitchell, kite designer and maker, will be flying large single line kites and spinning windsock kites. Both Walt and Nathan are co-sponsors of this event and live here in Lubbock.
John West is coming in from Oklahoma City and has been flying kites for the past 25 years. John specializes in flying large wind inflatable kites with long tube tails, which make for a colorful display!
Sponsors include Parks and Recreation, FMX and Gap Broadcasting, Nathan Masten and Caprock Kites, Walt Mitchell and High Plains Delta, Mears Mazda, Lubbock Aero, Baker Office Supply and Abercrombie Lumber. Berl Huffman Athletic Complex is located at 2506 Landmark Lane next to the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
For more information, call Aimee Ruel at (806) 767-3796.