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 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!

Join the AKA    Member Benefits

Click here if you're looking for our old website!




What type of kite activity are you interested in?

feature-kite-making

Kite Making

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

Indoor Kiting

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

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.
feature-single-line

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.
feature-sport-kites

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.
feature-team-flying

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.
feature-fighter-kite

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.
feature-inflatable-kites

Inflatable Kites

One of the most visible displays at any festival, inflatable or show kites are often shaped like animals or other objects and can be quite large.
feature-power-kites

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.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Raffle: Revolution 1.5 Travel Package

    This month we have the new Rev 1.5 travel package donated by Revolution Kites for another special raffle exclusively to our AKA Members and tickets will be available through most of this month with a winner drawn on May 1st, 2014! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to enter this raffle, tickets ($2 each) are available […]

    Read More

  • Raffle: 1 year AKA membership and Charlie Sotich Miniature kite

    A 1-year AKA membership in honor of Richard Dermer and a Charlie Sotich Miniature Kite was donated by Marla and Ron Miller for this month’s special raffle exclusively to our AKA Members and tickets will be available through most of this month with a winner drawn on May 1st, 2014! NOTE: You must be an active AKA […]

    Read More

  • Raffle: Handmade Wood Line Winder by Al and Cheryl Axton

    A unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade wood line winder by Al and Cheryl Axton was donated for another special raffle exclusively to our AKA Members and tickets will be available through most of this month with a winner drawn on April 1st, 2014! NOTE: You must be an active AKA member to enter this raffle, tickets ($2 each) are […]

    Read More