October 29, 2015

BrewTag Beautiful

First BrewTag launch of the day. The Kitty Hawk Kites glider established a new BrewTag world record of 20', soon to be shattered by Loonies on Tab.

First launch of the day. The Kitty Hawk glider established a new world record of 20′, soon to be shattered by Loonies on Tab.

What a great day we had last Saturday at BrewTag at the Nags Head Event Site. Beautiful weather, a great turnout and a world record flight of 20’9”.

Postponed from its original October 3 date, the 1st Annual was a celebration worth waiting for. Lots of local beer on tap, great from the Jug Tucker Band and Soul House Revival, and it was all going to a good cause—the Rogallo Foundation.

The purpose of the Rogallo Foundation is to preserve the legacy Francis Rogallo and to keep the dream of flight for everyone alive.

The highlight of the day day, of course was the the flight of the BrewTag gliders. OK. Maybe flight isn’t the right word . . . maybe attempts at flight would be better. There was a brisk breeze blowing from the ENE and when the gliders launched from the 20’ tower, the got under the nose of the aircraft and they didn’t do so well.

Interestingly the two designs based on Francis Rogallo’s flexible wing did the best with the Loonies on Tap team setting a new BrewTag world record of 20’9” en route  to taking home top honors.

The great entertainment is not done on the Outer Banks even with November approaching. This coming Saturday—that’s —the Dare County Arts Council’s Artrageous, a celebration of the arts and kids, is happening at Rec Center in Kill Devil Hills.

This is definitely a family-friendly event with lots of creative activities for and Kitty Hawk Kites will be there with fun things to do. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and finish by 3:00 so there’s plenty of time for the to get ready to be ghosts, goblins, ghouls and witches.

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