We are believed to be the oldest surviving non-profit kite flying club in the country, the Essex Kite Group (EKG) can trace its origin back to 1976, when Clive Rawlinson enlisted others at a British Kite Flying Association (BKFA) meeting at Old Warden to form his own local kite flying group.
In 2010 the EKG became affiliated with the BKFA and we can now offer our members comprehensive individual insurance through the association when flying in the UK or Europe.
Today we have around 45 members. Support from friendly and helpful stalwart members has ensured regular meetings every two weeks throughout the year and across the county.
Some of our fliers are of retirement age, content with their single-line kites, but we also have a younger members with two and four-line sport/powerkites while some prefer larger single line display kites or small Indian fighter kites. In fact, almost every school of kiting is covered by the clubs members.
Over recent years the club has conducted many kite workshops for children at schools, activity events and village festivals. This has not only provided valuable income to support the club but has also given many young children their first experience of making and flying their own kite!. More information about this can be found in our club magazine "Kite Wings."
So if you live in or around Essex and are interested in kites, then join EKG for only £5 per year. Click on this 'Join Us' link for membership benefits and more information.
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