WE FLY GLOBAL KITE CHALLENGE
Welcome to the home of the 'We Fly Global Kite Challenge'. The inaugural WFGKC was on August 24th, 2019. It is a full day event from midnight to midnight.
THE WFGKC HAPPENED ON AUGUST 24, 2019. THIS WEEK WE ARE PROCESSING ALL OF THE ENTRIES AND HANDING OUT THE PRIZES!
THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE INAUGURAL WFGKC, GET READY FOR 2020!!
Welcome to the inaugural WE FLY GLOBAL KITE CHALLENGE. We are so excited to bring this unique global kite event to you! There is an amazing worldwide community of kite fliers and this event is meant to bring us all together on a single day in a unified pursuit of our individual goals. Guess what..... you don't have to buy expensive plane tickets or make elaborate travel plans... you can do this anywhere!
So, you are probably asking 'So, what the hell is the WFGKC?!?!"
Let me break it down for you:
WHO IS THE WFGKC FOR? Anybody can participate in this event. It is open to everyone of all abilities - from the experienced pro flier to the one just getting started and everyone in between. All shapes, all sizes, all ages, all kinds of kites. If you tether it and attempt to fly it.... you're in.
WHAT IS THE WFGKC? Probably the best question. First of all, this global challenge is like a DIY festival. It is a one day event. You can do it by yourself, do it as a group, do it with strangers. There are no restrictions on how you complete it, but the goal is to at some point on August 24th, 2019, you do something kite related. If you go to the bottom of this page you will see a list of ideas on what you can do as a part of the challenge.
WHERE IS THE WFGKC? Best part about this, it is wherever you want. Beach, mountains, in your living room, downtown, at an art gallery, off the back of a boat, on stage. Just nowhere illegal. Yah... there are a few places you shouldn't fly a kite because of regulations and we encourage you to avoid these areas.... like active runways. Each country has different rules, and we can't list them all here. Use some common sense.
HOW WILL THIS ALL WORK? It is actually pretty simple. You register right here. Once you receive your confirmation email, get to brainstorming. There are a few levels of registration from free to prize pack level, you can upgrade at any point, just let us know. By registering you are committing to doing something kite related and -we really want to emphasize this- sharing what you are doing on the day. More on that sharing thing is down below.
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER? Why not! Imagine you are out flying knowing that at that very moment people from all over the world are doing the same exact thing and sharing the sky. That idea right there is part of what is behind the slogan 'We Fly'. We here at Fortuna fly kites because it helps us connect with the world and the people around us. To know that you are doing something that is both unique to you yet also an activity that millions around the world and through out time enjoy.... well... it is a nice reminder that no matter what or when, kite flying is not really a lonely solo activity. So, back to the question of why register. Well, it lets others know that, yes indeed, you want to share the sky with them and the world. Think of it like a proclamation or setting a goal, a commitment to fly kites. That is also why there is a free registration option. We want to help encourage, nudge, and pester you to fly a kite on August 24th. We want everybody to be flying whether or not they pay. Because... We Fly, and we are proud to announce that. Now, if you want to sport some snazzy schwag and have a chance to win some cool kite prizes, then go for the full registration.