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!

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Latest Blog Posts

  • More To Do in Shreveport

    Some Free Things To Do in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana These are in downtown Shreveport and are close to the Hilton and Convention Center.   Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions Located in lobby of the Shreveport Convention center. Open on weekends when there is an event at the convention center. Exhibit for each of the 110 athletes recognized from […]

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  • 2018 Presidential Award Recepients

    When I took over as president (Nic O’Neill here…) I felt it was critical when it comes to these next awards to recognize those people that the membership felt best deserved the award. The recipients were selected because they had the most write in votes, and met the criteria for the award. Volunteer of the […]

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    2018 AKA Convention – Shreveport, Louisiana

    41st Annual American Kitefliers Association Annual Convention and Grand Nationals – Shreveport, Louisiana Here are all the results from the Grand National Sport Kite Championships and the Kitemaking events from the 2018 AKA Annual Convention in Shreveport, Louisiana

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  • 2018 AKA Convention Daily Activities

    THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DAILY FLYING ACTIVITIES DAILY MASS ASCENSIONS Every day at 1 pm, we have Mass Ascension. This is where everyone on the field is flying the same kind of kite. All registered Convention attendees are invited to participate. This year Shreveport is inviting the public out for “Lunch on the Lawn” in […]

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  • 2018 AKA Convention Workshops Schedule

    GO TO WORKSHOPS IN THE MORNING, FLY ALL AFTERNOON, AND HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS IN THE EVENING. WHAT COULD BE BETTER?   WORKSHOPS (Schedule subject to change):   Tuesday, October 16   9:00-10:15 AM Ron Ortega, BUBBLES, BUBBLES, BUBBLES: No matter how much we focus on kites, the kids are fascinated by the bubbles drifting […]

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  • Elections and Awards

    It is that time of the year again!!!  Time to elect new leaders of our great organization, and time to recognize those that have dedicated their time and service to the AKA. Ballots were mailed out by September 1st, and you should be seeing them in your mailboxes this week.   Elections You can find statements of […]

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What type of kite activity are you interested in?


Single Line Kites

Most traditional kites as you know them are single line, both classic and modern, a variety of shapes can be flown on just one string.

Dual Line Kites

Also commonly referred to as "sport" or "stunt" kites, two string kites are controllable in the sky and sometimes flown in team formations.

Quad Line Kites

Fully controllable with four strings, quad line kites can hover in mid-air and are popular for large groups of team flying worldwide.

Kite Making

Whether you use classic materials like paper and wood or delve into modern materials, the artistic and design possibilities are endless.
KAP beach (by Dan Brinnehl)

Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

Kite Aerial Photography is a unique art with a view from above.  With a kite in the air, a camera is suspended from the flying line and takes photos with an unusual perspective.

Fighter Kites

One of the oldest styles in history, fighter kites are controllable with one string and are popular through Asia and the Middle east.


If you're looking to test your skills in positive and encouraging formats, there is competition available for every genre of kiting from kite making to sport kite championships.

Indoor Kiting

Using one, two or four strings, indoor kites are specially designed to fly with simple movement indoors, without any wind at all.

Power Kites

Feel the tug and power of the wind, power kites are often used for "traction" engines to pull fliers on surf and land boards, buggies and more.

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