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

  • Sport Kite Figures for the 2018 AKA Grand National Championship

    For the FULL listing of all compulsories, click here This is the list of compulsories for the 2018 AKA Grand National Sport Kite Championship in Shreveport, Louisiana. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION AND THE DESCRIPTION NIP DI 07 – Jump DI 15 – LSI DI 17 – Wedge   EIP   […]

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  • Sport Kite Rules Update

    Hey All Sport Kite fliers!!! Welcome to the new 2019 season! We hope that those of you that competed in the 2018 season will be joining us at the Annual Convention in October in Shreveport, Louisiana. You have about a week and a half left to get in on the Early Bird Pricing. For sport […]

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  • 2018 AKA Auction Form

    Do you have an item you would like to donate to the AKA Annual Convention Auction in Shreveport, LA?  Use this form: AUCTION Donation Form and mail your item and form to: AKA Auction c/o Kevin Flowers Shreveport-Bossier CTB 629 Spring Street Shreveport, LA  71101   Let Kevin know a package is coming from you.  E-mail: kflowers@sbctb.org […]

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  • Call for Nominations for Awards

    Do you know someone in the kite community that should be recognized? We are starting to collect nominations for the various awards the AKA hands out at the Annual Convention in October. Help us out and let us know who you think should be recognized. https://goo.gl/forms/xPA6uVqHwUIWkZeb2

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  • Priority Plan Poll Results

    For more detailed results log on to the Members’ Only Portal and view the blog. 203 people responded.  Members were able to select multiple answers to a single question, thus creating a ranking of the most important projects. There was also the ability to add suggestions, which will be added to the stack of ideas for […]

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  • Call for Nominations

    Hello AKA members, To all the members of Regions 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. This is your year for electing a new Regional Director. To all members:  The position of AKA President is also up for reelection because it is only a 1-year position. If you or somebody you know would be […]

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What type of kite activity are you interested in?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kite Making

Whether you use classic materials like paper and wood or delve into modern materials, the artistic and design possibilities are endless.
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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.
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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.
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Competition

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.
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Indoor Kiting

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