23 Sep 2016

Eyes to the skies at the Kite & Flight Festival

Mother Nature thoughtfully provided a clear blue backdrop for the Kite & Flight Festival, one of Reunion’s annual events. Held on Sept. 10 this year, the festival is a popular gathering of Reunion residents who love all things airborne, from remote control planes to aerial gymnastics. It was a day to watch and participate. Free kites were given to the first 250 children, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics both demonstrated their planes and also allowed the uninitiated to give ‘em a spin. Other high points, so to speak, were a candy drop from a plane, a photo booth, games, crafts, food trucks, flight simulators, and more.

Reunion Kite and flight 2016

Thank goodness for a just-right amount of wind.

Reunion kite and flight acrobatics

Reunion community event

Aerialists and acrobats from the Handsome Little Devils earned more than a few oohs and aahs.

Reunion Kite and Flight owl
Whoooo brought the owl? The Raptor Education Foundation, which rescues impaired raptors and employs them as nature’s ambassadors.  

Reunion Kite and Flight festival families
Pilot in the making.

Reunion plane takeoff
A big park comes in handy in the most unexpected ways.

Reunion kite and flight balloon

Reunion kite and flight facepaint
It was a day filled with balloon artists, face painting, and roving entertainers.

Reunion community event dog
This rising star came with the Colorado Disc Dog performers.

Reunion colorado kite and flight festival
Never a dull moment with a Velcro bounce wall, dancers, jugglers, and parachute races.

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