The AKA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing kite flying with the world.
Founded in 1964 by the late Robert M. Ingraham of New Mexico, the American Kitefliers Association (AKA) has thousands of members in 25 countries, making it the largest association of kite fliers and kite clubs in the world. Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites - to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.
We strive to promote public awareness of the pleasures and educational opportunities that kites provide. They can remind us about how we interact with our environment and each other. Kites can be a source of community building, breaking down barriers that typically prevent us from interacting. No words are needed to fly a kite!
For Full article including photos, go to: https://apnews.com/amp/e5ab0afbd3fa4baaa09526a44295bc8c Kites: Age-old hobby gives new generation of fans a lift By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Yesterday When Kay and Larry Day came across a kite shop while vacationing in Wisconsin nearly two decades ago, they decided to buy kites for their grandchildren. On a whim, Larry bought one for […]
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am Dave Colbert, I have been flying and building kites since 1988. I now reside with my sweet wife in Ocean Park Washington. Not sure there is anything special about me but I love kites and love to show others how to build their own creations Why did […]
Thanks to Kurtis Jones for this archive video from the annual convention in 2003! AKA Dayton Ohio 2003 from Kurtis Jones on Vimeo.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m Mohammed Sahir Manningal, a kiter from the God’s own Country Kerala, India. Kite flying is my passion and I organize kite festivals regionally and internationally to promote kiting among public. Why did you join the AKA? To make more interactions with expert kite flyers and share my experiences […]
Tell us a little bit about yourself: 60 trips around the sun 🌞, I’m Joe Eyman. I occupy a home in Colorful Colorado! I’ve competed once, Treasure Island! Kites started as physical therapy for me and almost twenty Kites later, I’m looking for just one more! 😆 Why did you join the AKA? Kites, Kites’s and more […]
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am Ron berkhout from The Netherlands. Had my moment of fame in the 90’s with my Hot Pepper kites at Invento HQ. I am planning to come back with a new Hot Pepper kite. I sold my complete kite collection to buy, trade and collect all pre 2000 […]
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Recent Blog Posts
- NEWS: Age-old hobby gives new generation of fans a lift May 9, 2018
- AKA Feature Flier – Dave Colbert April 20, 2018
- AKA Convention 2003 – Dayton, Ohio April 19, 2018
- AKA Featured Flier – Mohammed Sahir Manningal April 19, 2018
- AKA Featured Flier – Joe Eyman April 18, 2018