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

  • 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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  • Nic O'Neill

    Convention Registration is Open!!

    I just wanted to drop a line as your friendly kite flying President and check in and see if you have had heard about some of the goings on here at Virtual AKA HQ. Poll We still have a poll up and running, but only for another week and a half. Head over to the […]

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    Kite T-Shirts

      Alright, we heard all of you that missed out on the first run of this shirt and really, really wanted to get one. We are doing another run of these shirts, but have changed up the colors to make them different. Already have one, why not get another one in a different color, or […]

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  • Kite Competition – Getting Started

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    2018 AKA Convention Logo

    Introducing the 2018 AKA Annual Convention Logo     We would like to send a big thank you to Jim Desrosiers, for submitting this logo that would go on to be selected as THE logo for the 2018 AKA Annual Convention. This year we will be enjoying the bayou breezes of Shreveport, Louisiana, October 15th-20th. […]

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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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